Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan, who is facing contempt charges for degrading the judiciary and making allegations of corruption against Supreme Court judges, fired a fresh salvo against the higher judiciary on Thursday.
Karnan, who was to be examined by a four-member medical panel on Thursday directed by the Supreme Court, has declined to undergo the tests.
He said that he is being mentally harassed by the Supreme Court judges as he was trying to uncover their corrupt practices. Karnan also further added he is being targeted because he is a Dalit by caste.
Reacting to top court’s order of conducting medical tests on him, Justice Karnan said that such a “mad order” was ordered by “mad judges”.
“No one can do medical test without my will. Mad order passed by mad judges,” said the Kolkata HC judge.
Justice Karnan also mocked the Supreme Court’s order to send a panel of four doctors to carry out the tests.
“One doctor is enough for treatment why did they send four doctors? Probably one to hold each of my limbs. No take this down, I'm serious, it's a very important point,” he said at a press conference.
A day after Supreme Court ordered a a medical examination on Justice Karnan, he "ordered" issuance of non-bailable warrants against seven judges of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice of India (CJI), for not being represented before him.
Justice Karnan passed a "suo motu judicial order in the interest of the nation to protect the general public from corruption and unrest", invoking Article 226 of the Constitution read with Section 482 Criminal Procedure Code.
He had, on May 1, ordered the Delhi Police to produce the seven apex court judges before a psychiatric medical board under the AIIMS Hospital in Delhi and submit a report on or before May 7 after conducting "appropriate medical tests".
Last month, Justice Karnan, who has been stripped of his powers by the apex court, had “ruled” that seven Supreme Court judges - Chief Justice J S Khehar along with Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur, Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Kurian Joseph were "offenders" under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act and “should not be permitted to travel outside of India.”