"Justice Karnan has been released from Presidency Jail," Mr Nedumpara said. The 62-year-old judge was on May 9 handed out the prison term of six months by the top court for contempt of court. Mr Karnan was a serving judge of the Calcutta High Court at that time.
After remaining untraceable for over a month, he was arrested on June 20 by the West Bengal Police from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. He was lodged in Presidency jail since then.