Madras HC directs Commissioner and DGP to be personally present to ascertain probe status

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A petition was filed by the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu against the Ex-Judge Karnan for his alleged rape threats and abusive remarks on the female staff, women lawyers and wives of judges. The Bar Council had requested for initiation of proceedings against the former judge for his intolerable and vulgar remarks.

While on Monday, when the matter was being heard; the Tamil Nadu Police in its counter affidavit stated that two rounds of interrogation have already been conducted with the accused. To which, the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu stated and informed the Court that no further steps have been taken in order to arrest the accused.

A Division Bench of Hon’ble Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and R. Hemlatha were hearing the instant matter.


“If at all the Central Crime Branch exhibited some urgency and promptness in proceeding with the investigation in Crime No.294 of 2020, which came to be registered on 26.10.2020, several videos containing vituperative, abusive, filthy, obscene and unparliamentary words used by Mr.C.S.Karnan, against former Judges and Sitting Judges of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, their family members and also the former Judges and Sitting Judges of this Court, would not have come in public domain and as a result of the inapt action exhibited by the Investigating Agency, the name and reputation of the said persons came down considerably”.

The Court then directed:

“Call on 07.12.2020 at 2.15 p.m. through physical hearing. On that day, respondents 1 and 2, viz., the Director General of Police as well as the Commissioner of Police, shall personally remain present before this Court with all necessary and relevant documents, to render necessary and effective assistance to this Court”.