06/05/2019 5:14 PM IST | Updated 06/05/2019 5:32 PM IST

Clean Chit To CJI Gogoi From In-House Inquiry That Complainant Rejected

The panel headed by Justice SA Bobde said there was 'no substance' to the allegations, days after the complainant withdrew from the inquiry, citing serious reservations.

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The in-house inquiry committee, looking into allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by a former woman employee of the Supreme Court, has “found no substance” in the allegations.

The in-house inquiry committee was headed by Justice SA Bobde, who is the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court after the CJI, and its two other members are women judges of the apex court — justices Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee.

The Secretary General of the Supreme Court, according to Live Law, stated that the committee found no substance in the allegations contained in the complaint of the former employee of the Supreme Court. 

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Earlier, the complainant had walked out of the in-house inquiry panel proceedings, raising various objections including denial of her lawyer’s presence.

She had said she was also “scared of her safety” as she was followed by two to four men while returning from the proceedings. She had also claimed that the committee did not inform about the procedure that was to be followed during the inquiry.

(With PTI inputs)