‘No substance’ in sexual harassment allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi: SC in-house committee

By NL Team

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The in-house committee constituted to investigate the sexual harassment complaint against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has said it found “no substance in the allegations contained in the complaint”, Bar and Bench reports. The committee submitted its report dated May 5, 2019, today.

A statement from the Secretary General of the Supreme Court of India said the report would not be made public.

On April 30, the complainant had issued a press release stating she would not participate in the proceedings of the committee due to her “serious concerns and reservations”, and that she had found it “exceedingly traumatic and difficult” to participate in the proceedings without even the presence of her lawyer. The complainant, a former staffer at the Supreme Court of India, sent an affidavit detailing her alleged plight to 22 SC judges on April 19.