"We have moved a petition to the West Bengal Governor seeking bail or parole," Mr Karnan's counsel Mathew J Nedumpara said.
The 62-year-old judge was sentenced to six months in jail on May 9 for contempt by the Supreme Court. After remaining untraceable for a while, Mr Karnan was arrested in Chennai and brought to Kolkata on Wednesday where he was lodged in the Presidency Jail. On Thursday, the former judge was admitted to a hospital.
Mr Karnan appealed to the governor "to exercise the jurisdiction invested in Your Excellency and enlarge the prisoner, Justice C S Karnan on bail/parole in the interest of justice and equity," the petition said.
Quoting the petition, Mr Karnan's counsel said: "The applicant is ready and willing to abide by any terms and conditions that may be imposed for granting bail or parole to him."
"Hence, it is requested that the applicant may please be enlarged on bail/parole till the said lacunae are remedied and constitutional supremacy restored," the petition added.
Mr Karnan's lawyer said the a copy of the representation along with a covering letter has been sent to the West Bengal chief minister and state home and law minister.
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