Ex-Supreme Court employee who accused CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment appears before in-house inquiry panel

The source said the secretary general was present before the panel, also comprising two women judges — Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee — with all the documents and material.

Press Trust of India April 26, 2019 19:22:50 IST
Ex-Supreme Court employee who accused CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment appears before in-house inquiry panel
  • The three-member panel, headed by Justice SA Bobde, conducted its first in-chamber sitting during which the woman and the secretary general of the apex court appeared before it, an official source said

  • During the hearing before the panel, only the woman was present and the secretary general was not privy to the proceedings, the source said

  • The advocate who had accompanied the woman to the apex court was also not part of the proceedings, the source said

New Delhi: A former apex court woman employee, who has levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Friday appeared before the in-house inquiry panel which is dealing with her complaint.

The three-member panel, headed by Justice SA Bobde, conducted its first in-chamber sitting during which the woman and the secretary general of the apex court appeared before it, an official source said.

The source said the secretary general was present before the panel, also comprising two women judges — Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee — with all the documents and material.

During the hearing before the panel, only the woman was present and the secretary general was not privy to the proceedings, the source said.

The advocate who had accompanied the woman to the apex court was also not part of the proceedings, the source said.

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