Supreme Court’s In-House Committee finds no substance in allegations of sexual harassment against CJI Ranjan Gogoi

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The Supreme Court’s In-House Committee probing the allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has found no substance.

Ranjan Gogoi

A statement by the Secretary General of the Supreme Court said, “The In-House Committee has submitted its Report dated 5.5.2019, in accordance with the In-House Procedure to the next senior Judge competent to receive the Report and also
sent  copy to the Judge concerned, namely, the Chief Justice of India.

The In-House Committee has found no substance in the allegations contained in the Complaint dated 19.4.2019 of a former employee of the Supreme Court of India. Please take note that in case of Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court of India & Anr. (2003) 5 SCC 494, it has been held that the Report of a Committee constituted as a part of the In-House Procedure is not able to be made public.”

A former employee of the Supreme Court had alleged that CJI Gogoi sexually assaulted her when she worked out of the latter’s residence. She said that she was dismissed from her job when she expressed her displeasure at the CJI’s alleged sexual misconduct.

CJI Gogoi had held an extraordinary hearing last month soon after the woman’s allegations were reported by several news portals. CJI Gogoi had called it an attempts to attack the independence of the judiciary.

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