New Delhi: In another development, former Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan on Wednesday was arrested by Chennai Police for his alleged abusive remarks against woman judges and wives of judges, which emerged on YouTube. Also Read - After Master's Release, Chennai's Kasi Theatre Booked For Violating COVID-19 Rules, Charged Fine of Rs 5,000

In the video messages, he was purportedly seen issuing rape threats to Women judges and wives of judges. Also Read - Bomb Threat Issued to Chhiyaan Vikram, Chennai Police Investigates Search Operation

Notably, the Madras High Court had on Tuesday directed the Director General of Police and Chennai Police Commissioner to personally appear before it on December 7 to apprise the bench of the progress of the probe against Karnan. Also Read - Muttiah Muralitharan Biopic Row: Vijay Sethupathi's Daughter Receives Rape Threat, Chennai Police Registers Case

Always in controversy, Justice Karnan had served in the Madras High Court and the Kolkata High Court in the past.

His arrest was made based on a complaint filed by the Puducherry Bar Council. A case under four sections was filed against Karnan.