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SC sentences Calcutta High Court judge Justice Karnan to six months in jail for contempt of court

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The Supreme Court today sentenced Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan to six months in jail for contempt of court. A seven-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, said its order needs to be executed forthwith.

The bench also banned media from publishing content of orders passed by Justice Karnan last night by which he sentenced the Chief Justice and seven other judges of the apex court to five years rigorous imprisonment.

Last week, Justice Karnan had declined to undergo a medical examination by a team of doctors set up on the orders of the Supreme Court.

He had said, he is quite normal and has a stable mind.

This is the first time a high court judge is being sent to jail by the Supreme Court on charges of contempt.

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