Hindu outfit wants controversial judge out of the country, sends him cheque of Rs 1 lakh

A local Hindu outfit in Coimbatore has condemned controversial Madras High Court judge Justice C S Karnan for his outbursts against the judiciary and claimed to have sent him a letter and a Rs 1 lakh cheque, requesting him to leave the country.

Indu Makkal Katchi, a Hindu outfit, claimed to have sent the letter along with the cheque to Madras High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, asking him to migrate to any country, if he so desired.

IMK President Arjun Sampath, in the letter, criticised the judge for speaking against the judicial system in India, “thus disrespecting the Constitution.”

Sampath referred to Justic Karnan’s recent remarks that he was a victim of caste discrimination in the judicial system and that if his birthright was cancelled, he would migrate to another country where there was no caste discrimination.

“This has become a fashion for anybody to speak against India and try creating religious and caste divisions and discrimination, without any respect to the constitution. It is high time we teach such persons a lesson,” he told PTI.

“If Karnan accepts the cheque, he has to mention which county he is migrating to,” he said to a question.

Sampath said he has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue and requested him to take stringent action against Karnan and allow him to migrate to any country of his choice.

Justice Karnan had on February 15 “stayed” the Chief Justice of India’s order, transferring him to Calcutta High Court, which was suspended later that day by the Supreme Court with a direction that he not be assigned any judicial work.

To this, Justice Karnan had said he would ‘order’ lodging an FIR under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act) against the two apex court judges who gave the direction.