Judges whether they belong to lower courts, high courts, or Supreme Court, they always issue warrants against culprits, criminals or guilty but when a senior judge of high court is served a warrant by the supreme court of India, it becomes a very sensitive matter to public, who have common concept that judges can’t be summoned before senior judges.
A long debate between Calcutta High Court and Supreme Court became the center of confusion among public about if a sitting judge of High Court can be served a warrant by the Supreme Court or not. The matter is still in the court and it will be heard later on.
On Friday, a team of police officers visited CS Karnan, a sitting judge of Calcutta High Court, to serve him a bailable warrant, which the Supreme Court of India issued against him.
Around 100 police officers reached his residence on Friday, but it was not clear why a warrant was served under so much heavy security.
The main purpose of heavy police protection was to accompany the senior police officers who were appointed to serve the warrant to the judge and who led the team.
The team personally visited the residence of Justice Karnan, who was available during the visit.
As the warrant was bailable and the reason of visiting his residence was to receive his signature for a sum of around 10,000 as bond amount.