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Justice Karnan appeals to Bengal governor for release on parole

Karnan’s lawyer is hopeful of a positive response from governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.

kolkata Updated: Jun 24, 2017 19:23 IST
Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
The appeal for parole has been sent to the governor on Saturday. It will also be sent to chief minister Mamata Banerjee and home secretary Malay Dey.
The appeal for parole has been sent to the governor on Saturday. It will also be sent to chief minister Mamata Banerjee and home secretary Malay Dey.(HT Photo)

Retired justice C S Karnan who is lodged in Presidency jail since June 21 has filed an appeal to the West Bengal governor for release on parole, his lawyer Mathews J Nedumpara told HT. The same application will also be forwarded to chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the state home secretary Malay De.

The appeal was sent by e-mail to the office of governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday. The hard copy will be submitted by Tuesday.

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The 14-page document prays, “... it is most respectfully prayed that Your Excellency, the Governor of West Bengal, be pleased to exercise the jurisdiction invested in Your Excellency and enlarge the prisoner, Shri Justice C S Karnan on bail/parole in the interest of justice and equity.”

The appeal has summarised the developments leading to the arrest of Karnan on June 20 in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

Nedumpara met Karnan at SSKM Hospital on Saturday evening. After the meeting, he told HT that they are hopeful of a positive response from the governor.

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A team of West Bengal police arrested the former judge of Calcutta high court on the orders of the supreme court of India. On May 9, a seven member bench of the supreme court sentenced him to six months in prison.

Karnan evaded arrest since that order. He was born on June 12, 1955.

Nedumpara told HT that Karnan who is admitted in an ICCU at SSKM Hospital since Thursday is now feeling better. He was shifted to the hospital with complaints of chest pain and uneasiness.

He also said that prison officials treated the former judge with utmost respect.