Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi has been cleared of allegations of sex harassment by a panel of three judges. There is “no substance” in the allegations, ruled the in-house committee of the Supreme Court, which heard the allegations of a former Supreme Court employee against the country’s top judge.
“The in-house inquiry committee has found no substance in the allegations in the complaint dated April 19 of a former employee of the Supreme Court,” the Supreme Court said in a statement on Monday (May 6).
A former female staff member of the Supreme Court had accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, Indian news website reported on April 20. The woman staffer said the top judge sexually harassed her at his residence office in October 2018. The 35-year-old woman on Friday sent a letter to a 22-judge panel of the apex court, explaining her ordeal.
Rejecting the allegations, the Chief Justice of Indian Supreme Court said he did not deem it appropriate to reply to them. “All I would like to say is this, undoubtedly every employees are treated fairly and decently. This employee was there for a month and half. Allegations came and I didn’t deem it appropriate to reply to the allegations” said CJI Gogoi was quoted as saying.
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