The Chennai police on Wednesday arrested C S Karnan, former judge of Madras and Calcutta High Courts, over his online videos abusing judges and issuing rape threats to the wives of judges.
The Central Crime Branch of Chennai took the ex-judge into custody.Yesterday, the Madras High Court had directed the Director General of Police and Chennai Police Commissioner to personally appear before it on December 7 to apprise the bench of the progress of the probe against Karnan.
Earlier, the Court had asked the Commissioner of Police, Chennai to handle the investigation of the case against Karnan and directed the DGP to supervise the same.
The Court was hearing a petition filed by the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu against the retired High Court Judge for passing rape threats and sexually coloured remarks against wives of judges, women lawyers and female court staff. The Council had sought registration of FIR/ initiation of appropriate proceedings against such “unfortunate utterances”.