SC panel gives clean chit to CJI Ranjan Gogoi in sexual harassment case

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A Supreme Court in-house inquiry investigating the allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has given CJI Gogoi a clean chit in the matter.

The in-house committee of the top court headed by Justice SA Bobde, said that it did not find any substance in the allegations of a former employee of the Supreme Court who had accused CJI of sexual harassment.

“There is no substance in the sexual harassment allegations against CJI,” a Supreme Court in-house inquiry stated.

The panel, which also includes, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Indu Malhotra has said that the report of a committee constituted as part of the in-house inquiry is “not liable to be made public”.

The woman who made the allegations withdrew from the inquiry on April 30, saying that the atmosphere of the committee was very frightening.

The report of the In-House Inquiry Committee was submitted on May 5, in accordance with the In-House procedure, to the next senior judge, after Justice Bobde who is competent to receive the report.