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Justice Karnan creates history by sentencing CJI & 7 SC judges to 5-year imprisonment and fine of Rs 1 lakh each
This must go down as history in the making: A High Court (HC) judge has sentenced the Chief Justice of India & seven other Supreme Court judges to 5-years imprisonment and has also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on them.

Calcutta High Court's Justice CS Karnan, on Monday, "sentenced" the CJI & 7 other SC judges to five-years imprisonment after finding them guilty under the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act. As per the order, the fine has to be paid to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, within one week of the passing of the order.

The SC judges are hearing a contempt petition against Justice Karnan after he had levelled allegations of corruption against the Madras High Court Chief Justice and other judges and refused to appear before the SC despite summons.

But Justice Karnan's order might not turn effective as the SC had earlier stripped him off his judicial and administrative powers.

The Judges named by Justice Karnan in his order are, CJI Justice Khehar, Justice J Chelameswar, Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Kurian Joseph.

Along with the imprisonment and fine, Justice Karnan has barred the concerned SC judges from holding office and from handling any case on the file of the Supreme Court.

Earlier, Justice Karnan had directed the seven SC judges to pay him a compensation of Rs 14 crore, surrender their passports and had also directed the immigration authorities against issuing visas to the judges.

The SC had recently ordered that a medical test be conducted on Justice Karnan to ascertain his mental stability, however, he had refused to undergo the test terming it as a 'mad order by mad judges' only meant to spoil his image in society.

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