Former Madras HC Judge CS Karnan, who was arrested for uploading as many as 33 abusive videos on social media portals like YouTube and Facebook, wherein, he had abused the former Chief Justices of India, former and sitting Judges of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, and former and sitting Judges of the Madras High Court and family members of the Judges with vulgar, scandalous, vituperative and obscene words. As many as 10 FIRs were lodged against him under IPC and the Information Technology Act.
The 10 complaints were lodged against CS Karnan by hon’ble advocates of the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. He was arrested in December last year.
CS Karnan’s earlier bail petitions were rejected by the same court on February 16 this year. The earlier bail petitions were rejected on the grounds that there were prima facie and reasonable grounds to believe that CS Karnan had committed the offense and the gravity of the offense committed by him was very serious.
However, in the second bail petition, CS Karnan had filed two affidavits tendering an apology and also gave an undertaking that he will not repeat any such actions. That apart, his wife and son also filed separate affidavits tendering apology and ensured that he will not make any such statements or release such videos in the future.
Considering the undertakings given by CS Karnan, Justice V Bharathidasan granted him bail subject to conditions that he should furnish two bail bonds of Rs 50,000/- and cooperate with the investigation.