Kolkata: Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan today criticized the Supreme Court’s order for conducting a medical examination on him and said that the order was an additional insult and ridiculous and he instead ordered the Delhi police to advice the seven SC judges before a psychiatric board.
“The said order is a ridiculous order without proper application of mind in following appropriate procedures as required…the seven accused judges have desperately adopted this ridiculous order, in order to escape the punishment livable via the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (prevention of) atrocity act,” Karnan said in a press release.
“With their phenomenal behaviour, it is the said seven judges who actually require medical examination,” he said.
Earlier in the day, a seven-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar directed the constitution of a medical board to examine Karnan on May 4 and submit the evaluation report on May 8.
Justice Karnan further claimed that such an order is an “additional insult” to a Dalit judge like him, who is of “sound health and mind”.
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“This kind of harassment order against my sanity is an additional insult to an innocent Dalit judge who is of sound health and mind,” he said.