Karnan, who retired in Calcutta High court judge, was arrested in Coimbatore on Tuesday evening.
The Supreme Court denied interim bail for former judge C S Karnan .
Karnan was sentenced to six months in jail by Supreme Court after finding him in contempt for defaming the judiciary.
A vacation bench of the Apex court said it cannot modify the original order which was passed by seven judges bench.
After being missing for over a month Karnan was finally arrested by the West Bengal criminal investigation department in Coimbatore on Tuesday.
Police said he argued with the cops before being taken in to custody.