There may be mixed reactions on the way the sexual harassment charges against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi were dealt with but absence of a mechanism to deal with such charges against sitting judges is the bigger worry.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s decision to preside over a vacation bench between May 25-30 has sparked speculations as the bench might hear cases linked to government formation. Normally, CJI does not preside over vacation benches
Raising objection to the clean chit given to CJI Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment case, several protesters, mainly women, holding banners were protesting at Gate No. 7 of the Connaught place metro station.
Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was dismissed in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the food served to troops, was fielded by the Samajwadi Party (SP) as its candidate from the Varanasi seat.
While the panel of his peers has now given CJI Ranjan Gogoi a clean chit in the sexual harassment case, the report is not expected to mark the end of the crisis that the former SC staffer’s complaint has triggered