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Justice Karnan directs DGP to conduct medical test of 7 judges who ordered to examine his mental health

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 May 2017, 03:27 PM
Justice Karnan directs DGP to conduct medical test of 7 judges
Justice Karnan directs DGP to conduct medical test of 7 judges

Calcutta High Court Justice CS Karnan on Monday said that he might issue suo moto order suspension order against West Bengal DGP if the latter comes to check his mental health forcefully.

Justice Karnan directed the DGP to take seven accused judges and produce them before psychiatry medical board attached to AIIMS and conduct a medical test of them. 

Earlier in the day,  the Supreme Court ordered to constitute a medical board in Kolkata to examine the mental health of justice C S Karnan who is facing charges of contempt.

The Supreme Court said a team of doctors will examine Justice Karnan on May 5. The apex court further said the medical board to be set up by government hospital Kolkata, will have to submit its report in SC on or before May 8.

The Apex Court directed West Bengal DGP to set up a team of police officials to assist the medical board in examining Justice Karnan.

The bench, while referring to its earlier order by which it had restrained Justice Karnan from exercising administrative and Judicial power, directed all the courts, to the tribunal and commissions across the country not to consider and act on the orders passed by him after February 8.

The bench also asked the judge to file his response to the contempt notice and made it clear that if no response was filed by May 8, then it would be presumed that "he does not have anything to say".

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First Published: Monday, May 01, 2017 02:30 PM
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