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23/04/2019 11:10 AM IST | Updated 23/04/2019 11:24 AM IST

Supreme Court Notice To Lawyer Who Claimed Conspiracy To Frame CJI Ranjan Gogoi In Sexual Harassment Case

A three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra issued notice to lawyer Utsav Singh Bains and sought his response with regard to his claim.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to lawyer Utsav Bains who claimed there was conspiracy to frame CJI Ranjan Gogoi on sexual harassment allegations

The court will take up the matter on Wednesday.

A three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra issued notice to Utsav Bains and sought his response with regard to his claim that he was also offered Rs 1.5 crore to represent a former apex court woman employee and arrange a presser against the CJI at the Press Club of India.

The bench, which also comprised Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta, has now fixed the case titled as a matter of “great public importance touching upon the independence of judiciary”, for hearing tomorrow at 10:30 AM.

The lawyer had filed an affidavit on Monday following the unprecedented hearing on Saturday during which the CJI had said a larger conspiracy was behind it and that he would not stoop too low even to deny these allegations.

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