West Bengal Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purakayastha on Friday served a bailable warrant to Justice CS Karnan of Calcutta High Court which was issued by the Supreme Court in a contempt case on 10 March.
Rejecting the warrant, the 61-year-old judge told NDTV, "We will go according to the law... I am processing legal weapons."
Around 100 cops along with the DGP visited the residence of Justice Karnan in New Town area along with Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and DIG (CID) Rajesh Kumar and handed him over the warrant.
"The DGP handed over the bailable warrant to Justice Karnan at his New Town residence this morning," a senior official of the state police force said.
Justice Karnan is facing contempt charges for his corruption allegations against the judges of Madras High Court and Supreme Court.
Earlier on Thursday, Karnan demanded Rs 14 crore in compensation from the seven judges who are hearing his case.
"The seven judges have prevented me in carrying out my judicial and administrative works from 8 February till now. Therefore, I am calling upon all seven judges to pay compensation, a sum of Rs 14 crore as compensation since you disturbed my mind and my normal life, besides you have insulted me in the general public due to lack of legal knowledge," The Times of India reported him saying.
Hitting back at the apex court, Justice Karnan had stated that they have “no locus standi” to issue a bailable warrant against a sitting judge and alleged that he was being targeted for being a Dalit.
Justice Karnan also issued an 'order' of registration of a case under Schedule Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 against Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar and six other judges.