Where is Justice Karnan? Police on wild goose chase

Chennai: Police teams from two states are still running in circles and are on a wild goose chase, as they are unable to locate the Calcutta high court judge, Justice C S Karnan.
Even hours after the Supreme Court sentenced him to 6 months jail, police personnel from West Bengal, facilitated by their counterparts in Tamil Nadu, could not track the judge. On May 9, in an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court sentenced a sitting judge to jail, and made it clear that he should be arrested immediately. The apex court had directed the director-general of police in West Bengal to execute his order and lodge him in a jail.
Till couple of hours after the Supreme Court’s order, Justice Karnan, who was staying at the Tamil Nadu government state house in Chennai, was meeting and discussing nonchalantly with media persons and visitors. He then went incommunicado when the full impact of the apex court ruling dawned on everyone.
Police teams also rushed to a holiday destination called Tada near Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh border after picking his mobile phone signal. But till 5pm his whereabouts were not known to anyone. Moments after the Supreme Court order, his personal security officer and protocol officer too got delinked from the beleaguered judge.

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