CJI sexual harassment case: Police reinstate complainant’s husband, brother-in-law

By NL Team

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The husband and brother-in-law of the woman who had accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment have been reinstated as head constables in the Delhi police—more than four months after they were suspended, The Indian Express reported.

“The suspension order has been revoked. Both of them have been reinstated last week but the departmental inquiry against them is still pending,” CK Mein, Additional Commissioner of Police (Delhi Armed police) said.

However, when asked why was the order revoked, he declined to comment.

In her affidavit, the former Supreme Court staffer had alleged that the two men had been suspended soon after her termination as a Supreme Court staffer. In the 28-page complaint dated April 19, the woman had alleged that CJI Gogoi had made sexual advances in his residence office, where she was posted, and touched her inappropriately on two separate occasions on October 10 and October 11, 2018.

She claimed she was transferred multiple times after the alleged incident, and that on December 21, 2018, she was suspended from service in connection with an inquiry initiated against her for questioning the decisions of senior officers regarding change of her postings and for taking leave without authorisation.

In response to the woman’s allegations, CJI Gogoi had said: “This is unbelievable. I should not stoop low even in denying it… there has to be a bigger, bigger force behind this.”