SC closes sexual harassment proceedings against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday closed the suo motu proceedings against former CJI Ranjan Gogoi in the 2019 sexual harassment case against him saying a possible conspiracy may have been hatched against the former judge, which led to the allegations.

The sexual harassment case proceedings against former CJI Ranjan Gogoi was listed for hearing in the Supreme Court after almost two years and Justice Kaul said that the possibility of retrieving electronic records is very less.

During the hearing on Thursday, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul observed, "There was some reason to believe that some judgments had led to a conspiracy being hatched against the then CJI".

"Report by the former judge enquires that whether the decision by then CJI on the judicial side had triggered off conspiracy against him.

Two years have passed and the possibility of recovery of electronic evidence now is unlikely".

"A 3-member committee headed by the CJI SA Bobde has already submitted a report. Suo motu case is closed and proceedings are disposed of. There is no requirement to keep the case going on", Justice Kaul said.

 

 

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