Sexual Harass Slur On CJI: Lawyer Claiming ‘Conspiracy’ Submits Proof


New Delhi: Lawyer Utsav Bains, who claimed that there was a conspiracy to frame Chief Justice India Ranjan Gogoi on sex harassment allegations, submitted proof to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the top court had set up a three-judge panel to look into the sexual harassment allegations levelled against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi by a former woman staff.

According to media reports, the CJI has delegated his powers to Justice SA Bobde, who is second in seniority. Justice NV Ramana and Justice Indira Banerjee are the other two judges on the panel.

“I decided to have Justice NV Ramana in the panel as he is next to me in the seniority and Justice Indira Banerjee as she is a woman judge,” Justice Bobde told PTI on Tuesday.

Strongly denying the allegations, the CJI had earlier said that the independence of the judiciary is “under threat” and it “cannot be made a scapegoat”.

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