Justice C S Karnan earned a dubious distinction when he became the first judge to retire on the run. He is facing arrest in a contempt case. On May 9 a seven judge Bench of the Supreme Court issued an unprecedented arrest order. Born on June 12 1955, Justice Karnan retired on Monday. He was judge of the Calcutta High Court. For Justice Karnan there was no farewell from the Bar association or even a full court reference.