In-house committee of apex court gives clean chit to chief justice who was accused of sexually harassing a former employee
Guwahati: A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court on Monday provided a clean chit to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on the alleged sexual harassment case filed by a former employee of the apex court.
The in-house committee headed by Justice SA Bobde said that it did not find any substance in the allegations of a former Supreme Court employee who had accused CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment.
A statement from the secretary general of Supreme Court expressed that the in-house committee has not found any substance as per the allegations made by the former employee of the apex court. The statement further added that reports filed by the three-judge panel would not me made public for confidential reasons.
The probe into the charges against Ranjan Gogoi was being held by a three-judge panel of Justices SA Bobde, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee.
Meanwhile, a report has also been submitted to the "next senior judge competent to receive the report" as well as to the Chief Justice of India.
Incidentally, the woman who made the allegations opted out of the Supreme Court probe into the allegations against the chief justice stating that the atmosphere of the inquiry was very frightening.