Today 10 bail applications of C S Karnan came up before Hon’ble Justice V Bharathidasan. Mr G Rajagopal learned Senior Advocate appearing for the petitioner submitted that Karnan after being sentenced by the Supreme Court
Today 10 bail applications of C S Karnan came up before Hon’ble Justice V Bharathidasan. Mr G Rajagopal learned Senior Advocate appearing for the petitioner submitted that Karnan after being sentenced by the Supreme Court in suo motu contempt petition his activities have completely changed and it was unpredictable. Today Mrs Karnan and his son have filed an affidavit and tendered unconditional apology before the court and further stated in the affidavit and that he ( C S Karnan) will not indulge in any such activities in future and requested for bail. Mr S Prabakaran learned Senior Advocate appearing on behalf of BCTNP submitted that C S Karnan is in mentally sane state and that there are two types of insanity , legal and medical insanity and at this juncture his mental status cannot be determined. He further submitted that the Supreme Court in a Suo Moto contempt petition directions were issued to the said Karnan that in future he should not indulge in any such activities of issuing statements to press and electronic print media degrading judiciary . It was further contended by learned senior counsel S Prabakaran that the Supreme Court has warned Mr Karnan not to indulge in these activities in future but however he has not stopped his activities and even after the High Court’s intervension he has continued his vulgur posts which are scandalizing the Supreme Court and High Court and threatening the women lawyers and members of the bar. Further Senior Advocate Prabakaran submitted that the court should not accept the contentions of the petitioner as he is indulging in these activities since 2017 and he has been continuously degrading the institution and till date no body has contended that he is mentally ill. Learned PP Mrs Prabavati submitted to the court at the time of arrest he was fully examined and the doctors were satisfied about his mental status and found he was sane. Mr S Prabakaran learned Senior Counsel submitted that Mr Karnan went to the premises of former retired judge of Supreme Court along with five unruly elements and attacked the premises of the former judge. He further contended that this being the scenario the grant of bail will cause more dangers to the society and it will weaken the administration of justice. Learned Senior Counsel Prabakaran further submitted that all are equal before law and it will be even applicable for a retired judge C S Karnan and that one cannot undermine the judiciary and it is the need of the hour the court should deal with this bail application in a stringent manner. He further submitted that the court should not show any leniency towards him and that he is of the habbit of threatening the higher judiciary. Mr Rajagopal learned Senior Advocate further submitted that whatever conditions imposed by this court will be obeyed. The learned PP strongly objected the bail application and contended that the remarks of Karnan were outraging the modesty of women and vehemently opposed the bail application. Mr S Prabakaran circulated nearly 10 judgements supporting his arguments objecting the bail petition. After hearing all the concerned parties, Honble Mr Justice V Bharathidhasan reserved orders in the bail applications.