Justice Karnan to be released from prison on Wednesday

Justice Karnan to be released from prison on Wednesday

"It is a matter of great pleasure, nay, relief, that Justice Karnan will be released from Presidency Jail, Kolkata, tomorrow, on the completion of six months of imprisonment," Nedumpara said in a media release.

By: || Updated: 20 Dec 2017 07:18 AM

Justice C.S. Karnan/ Photo: PTI-File

Kolkata: Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan would be released from prison on Wednesday after serving six months of imprisonment for contempt of Supreme Court, his counsel Mathew J Nedumpara said.

"It is a matter of great pleasure, nay, relief, that Justice Karnan will be released from Presidency Jail, Kolkata, tomorrow, on the completion of six months of imprisonment," Nedumpara said in a media release.

The 62-year-old judge was on May 9 handed out the prison term by the apex judiciary.

After remaining untraceable for over a month, he was arrested on June 20 by the West Bengal CID officials from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Tuesday, and brought to Kolkata the next evening. He was lodged in Presidency jail since then.

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