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Police knew about Karnan’s hiding place for 3 days before arresting him

CS Karnan, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Supreme Court for contempt but was untraceable, was arrested near Coimbatore.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2017 11:59 IST
Former Calcutta high court judge CS Karnan, facing a contempt case, being arrested in Coimbatore on Tuesday.
Former Calcutta high court judge CS Karnan, facing a contempt case, being arrested in Coimbatore on Tuesday.(PTI)

A police team searching for Calcutta high court’s former judge CS Karnan knew about his hiding place in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu for three days before moving in to arrest him, the West Bengal police chief said on Wednesday.

“We knew about his (Karnan’s) whereabouts three days back. We were tracking phone calls of people close to him and we also have our own sources,” director general of police Raj Kanojia told IANS in Chennai.

Kanojia spoke at the Chennai airport before boarding a flight to Kolkata.

According to him, this was a unique case he handled in his entire service and “maybe no other police officer will be handling such a case in a long time to come”. “Tracking Karnan was difficult. It was a difficult case,” Kanojia said.

Karnan, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Supreme Court for contempt but was untraceable, was arrested on Tuesday near Coimbatore, around 500 km from Chennai.

Karnan was eluding arrest for more than a month.