The CJI Justice JS Khehar also asked Karnan's counsel Mathews J Nedumpara to show papers authorising him to represent the judge, and said he will consider them.
A bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, in response, said it would hear the HC judge's "Karnan" (prayer).
The official said that the police team returned as he was not in his residence.
A Bengal police team today reached Chennai and then went to Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor in search of Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan.
Justice Karnan was at the State Guest House in Chennai when the seven-Judge Bench slapped the jail term on him.
The apex court has ordered the Director General of West Bengal Police to set up a team to implement its arrest order "forthwith".
Mr. Dwivedi read out from a letter that Justice Karnan had challenged the jurisdiction of the Bench to conduct the contempt proceedings against him. Police sources said the team went to Tada after his mobile signal was last picked up near the Andhra Pradesh town close to the Tamil Nadu border.
Listing out Justice Karnan's demands, Peter notes, "He wants interim bail until final orders are passed".
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Justice Karnan earlier on Monday sentenced the Chief Justice of India and six other apex court judges to five-year rigorous imprisonment after holding them guilty under the SC/ST Atrocities Act-1989 and amended Act of 2015.
Justice Karnan was said to be in Chennai till Wednesday morning.
"We are of the unanimous opinion that Justice CS Karnan has committed contempt of court, judiciary and judicial process of the gravest nature". The SC ruling on Karnan is the first ever jail sentence to be made on a judge.
On March 31, Justice Karnan had appeared in the supreme court in the contempt case, a first in Indian judicial history, and sought restoration of his powers as a precondition for his re-appearance, but the plea was rejected.
He tagged the apex court judges as "accused" for not being present.
"The seven judges looking at my case are corrupt".
Justice of Calcutta High Court Karnan is missing in action.
A spokesman for Kolkata police confirmed that Karnan had not yet been arrested.