Calcutta High Court Judge Justice CS Karnan on Thursday refused to undergo any medical test, saying he is normal and has a stable mind.
A four-member team of doctors along with around 20 policemen had reached Justice C S Karnan’s residence in Kolkata’s New Town, following the Supreme Court order in connection with a contempt case against him.
However, when the team of doctors comprising two psychologists and one senior psychologist reached his house, Justice Karnan told them, “I am in a perfect condition and don’t need any treatment. Please don’t insist on me taking a medical test.”
Karnan also said that the order passed by the top court judges amounted to harassment. “It is an insult of a Dalit judge and seven SC judges should resign,” he said.
Justice Karnan has been adopting a belligerent approach and had asserted that he will issue a suo moto suspension order against West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) if he forcefully conducts a medical checkup.
On May 2, Karnan ordered issuance of non-bailable warrants against seven judges of the Supreme Court, including the CJI, for not being represented before him, even as the Attorney General said he was not sure whether the ‘gentleman’ would undergo medical tests as ordered by the apex court.
In the suo motu judicial order, apart from Justice Khehar, Justice Karnan had ordered six other judges — Justice Dipak Mishra, Justice J Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Manad B Lokur, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Kurian Joseph — to appear before Justice Karnan at his New Town residence on April 28, 2017 at 11.30 am as they had offended under the Schedule Castes & Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act.
(With inputs from Arshad Ali in Kolkata)