Former HC judge C.S Karnan arrested over remarks on judges

Chennai: A former High Court judge, C.S Karnan, was arrested on Wednesday over offensive comments he allegedly made against woman judges and wives of judges, which were posted on YouTube.

The ex-judge was arrested by the Chennai police.

He had allegedly made defamatory and offensive comments against Supreme Court and High Court judges, the wives of judges and uploaded them online.

The Madras High Court had recently come down heavily on the police for not acting in the case.

In 2017, ex-Justice Karnan became the first sitting high court judge to have been sentenced to jail. He was sentenced to six months for contempt of court at a time he was a judge of the Calcutta High Court.