The Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable warrant against Justice C.S. Karnan of the Calcutta High Court as he did not appear before it as directed.
A seven-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar also asked Justice Karnan to appear before it on March 31.
The bench also asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 10,000.
The order came as Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the court that Justice Karnan has refused to appear before the court in contempt case and under the Supreme Court Rules, if a person does not appear, a bailable warrant be issues against him.