Former High Court Judge Forcibly Tried to Enter Retired Judge’s House; Supreme Court Calls It “Unfortunate”

Supreme Court: Suspicion, However Strong, cannot take the place of Proof

The Supreme Court of India, said on Monday that they found it quite “unfortunate” that a former judge, of a High Court tried to enter the premises of a retired Supreme Court judge, named R Banumathi in Chennai. The Supreme Court judge from Tamil Nadu retired in July, last year.

Senior Lawyer CA Sundaram who appeared for the lawyers who filed a petition against the former High Court Judge CS Karnan regarding his behaviour and conduct argued that Karnan has spoken of various judges inappropriately not even sparing their family members. He was previously deemed guilty of criminal contempt by the Apex Court.

He also spoke of the news reports about the former judge forcibly trying to enter retired supreme court judge’s residence and pleaded for bringing in the provisions of Information and Technology Act as well.

Hon’ble Justice AM Khanwilkar leading the bench called the incident unfortunate and told him to take suitable action with regards to the complaint. Further, the matter was adjourned and Sundaram was suggested to move to the appropriate authorities to seek all the remedies possible.

Anusha Richa Mishra
"Let justice be done, though the heavens fall" I am Anusha Richa Mishra and I believe that justice is for everyone and the correct approach towards it is to spread awareness, to awaken, uplift and enable each and every individual so that they get what look wish for. I am a Graduate in Economics and am currently pursuing my degree of LLB from BVDU’s New Law College, Pune. I aspire to contribute to the society through my efforts and approach towards a just environment where we co-exist, follow the law and worship the Constitution.