July 31, 2017
I am clutching at straws trying to see the first ever high court judge to be slapped with contempt charges in positive light. Is the Supreme Court’s and the media’s demonization of Justice CS Karnanwarranted or is there a side to him that is unbeknown? And more importantly, what are the larger issues that surround this bizarre chain of events?
To find out, I must travel to Chennai and meet one man who has stood by the former Madras and Calcutta High Court judge through the mess that resulted in his being sent to prison for six months.
That man is Peter Ramesh Kumar, former President of the Madurai Bar Association.
Sporting a T-shirt with a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) logo on it, Kumar is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve. He is no stranger to controversy himself, having just served a six-month sentence for contempt of court.