Sexual misconduct allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi: SC summons chiefs of CBI, IB and Delhi Police to decide on probe
The lawyer, Utsav Singh Bains, has submitted a report saying there was 'corporate' conspiracy to frame CJI Rajan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case
The Supreme Court bench said it will meet the CBI and IB directors and the Delhi Police commissioner in 'secret'
The matter is being heard by a three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra The bench also comprises justices RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta said
The bench also comprises justices RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Delhi Police chiefs to appear before it and meet the judges hearing advocate Utsav Singh Bains' claims of a larger "corporate" conspiracy to frame CJI Ranjan Gogoi on allegations of sexual harassment.
The matter is being heard by a three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.
The bench said it will meet the CBI and IB directors and the Delhi Police commissioner in "secret".
"It is not an enquiry. We are meeting these officers in secret. We don't want any evidence to be disclosed," the bench also comprises justices RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta said.
The matter relates to the independence of the judiciary in the country, the bench said.
Mishra has termed the entire episode as "very disturbing".
It directed that the officers would meet the judges in chamber at 12.30 pm and the bench will reassemble to hear the matter again at 3 pm.
The lawyer, Utsav Singh Bains, has submitted a report in the Supreme Court regarding his claims that there was a conspiracy to frame the Chief Justice of India in a sexual harassment case.
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