Judge in Himachal Pradesh Suspended Over Sexual Harassment Complaint by Colleague

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 The Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh has suspended a judge following a sexual harassment complaint filed by a woman judge.The judge in question has been accused by the woman of harassing her on June 8, when both were travelling to the hill town of Manali for a conference on drug abuse.

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The event, attended by Supreme Court and high court judges besides those from the state judicial services, was held from June 11 to 13. The victim was asked to arrive 3-4 days in advance to make preparations for the event.

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The victim was asked to arrive 3-4 days in advance to make preparations for the event. The complainant says the judge tried to force her to go with him to a resort before teasing and harassing her. Both judges are from the lower courts..

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The state chief justice has ordered an inquiry. The judge will continue to remain suspended pending the completion of this inquiry in two months.

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