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Chief Justice Gogoi cleared of sex harassment charges by Supreme Court

Monday, May 6, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Chief Justice Gogoi cleared of sex harassment charges by former employee

The Supreme Court on Monday said that the In-House Inquiry Committee headed by Justice S.A. Bobde "has found no substance" in the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by a former woman employee of the apex court.

A notice by the office of Supreme Court Secretary-General also said that the report of the committee constituted as part of the In-House procedure is not liable to be made public.

The In-House Inquiry Committee has submitted its report dated 5 May 2019 in accordance with the In-House procedure, to the next senior judge, after Justice Bobde who is competent to receive the report and also sent a copy to the judge concerned, namely the Chief Justice of India, it said.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi had denied the charges of the woman employee and had stated that since he was handling many important cases in the future he was being targetted.  The woman meanwhile had withdrawn from the in-house committee stating that she was unlikely to get justice through it. 

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