With Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, one of the seven judges who heard the Karnan case, having since retired and thus not able to sign the judgement, its legality could be challenged.
Karnan was arrested last night by the West Bengal CID from Coimbatore, more than a month after the Supreme Court sentenced him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court.
Justice Karnan has been evading arrest since May 9, after being sentenced to six months imprisonment for contempt of court by the Supreme Court.
There are numerous cases that highlight the extent to which implicit caste biases creep into Indian courts.
The last chapter in Justice C.S. Karnan’s defiance of the Supreme Court is some distance away. But if his case can force us to debate the entry and exit system for judges of the higher courts, that will be a silver lining.