February,15,2016: Justice C S Karnan of the Madras high court, now under transfer to the Calcutta high court and restrained by a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court from taking judicial work, on Monday said he would order registration of an FIR against the two apex court judges under the SC/ST ( Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
“Only allocation of judicial work has been stopped. My judicial powers are still with me. I will pass a suo motu judicial order to the Chennai city commissioner of police to register an FIR against the two judges,” Justice Karnan told reporters.
A few hours after staying Chief Justice of India’s order transferring him to the Calcutta high court, Justice Karnan heaped allegations against several of his fellow judges.
(TOI is refraining from reporting verbatim whatever he said during a free for all press conference he held outside the secured area, since the contents are explosive, unverifiable and without documentary proof).
He repeated specific allegations against some judges and said he was a victim of caste discrimination in the system. “If my birthright is cancelled, I will migrate to a country where there is no such discrimination,” he said, adding that he would drag all judges concerned to parliament for a debate. “Let parliament decide. I’m innocent,” he said. “When I have raised doubts and allegations against some judges, they are passing orders against me, instead of addressing them,” the judge said.
Asked as to why he marked a copy of his judgement staying the Supreme Court order and asking Chief Justice of India to submit a written statement in high court to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he said she was an opposition party leader and would raise her voice supporting him.
When a correspondent asked whether it would be contemptuous to publish his news conference, Justice Karnan said he would pass a judicial order directing the Supreme Court and the high court from initiating contempt action against print and electronic media. “It will be a judicial order,” he said.
Asked if it was proper to raise such issues in public, he said people would think a Dalit judge was being discriminated against.
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