CJI sexual harassment allegations: Rich and powerful playing with fire, says SC on lawyer's claim of conspiracy against Ranjan Gogoi

A special SC bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that it was anguished with the way the judiciary has been treated for the past three-four years

Press Trust of India April 25, 2019 12:53:28 IST
CJI sexual harassment allegations: Rich and powerful playing with fire, says SC on lawyer's claim of conspiracy against Ranjan Gogoi
  • The apex court was hearing claims made by an advocate that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on allegations of sexual harassment

  • A special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that it was anguished with the way the judiciary has been treated for the past three-four years

  • The court said it will pass an order at 2 pm

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed anguish over the "systematic attack" on the judiciary and said time has come to tell the rich and powerful of this country that they are "playing with fire" and this must stop.

CJI sexual harassment allegations Rich and powerful playing with fire says SC on lawyers claim of conspiracy against Ranjan Gogoi

File image of the Supreme Court. AP

The apex court was hearing claims made by an advocate that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on allegations of sexual harassment.

The court said it will pass an order at 2 pm.

A special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that it was anguished with the way the judiciary has been treated for the past three-four years.

"The way this institution has been treated in the last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen," a bench also comprising Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta said.

"There is a systematic attack, systematic game to malign this institution", the bench said.

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