Over four months after the husband and brother-in-law of the woman, who alleged the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi sexually assaulted her, were suspended from their duties, the police on Wednesday confirmed they had been reinstated, The Indian Express reported.
Quoting Additional Commissioner of Police (Delhi Armed police) C K Mein, the English daily confirmed the two men had been reinstated as head constables.
“The suspension order has been revoked. Both of them have been reinstated last week but the departmental inquiry against them is still pending,” Mein said.
Mein, however, refused the daily's query about why the suspension was rescinded.
In her affidavit, the woman had accused the CJI of making sexual advances on October 10 and 11, 2018 and touching her in an inappropriate manner.
The woman had also alleged that her husband and brother-in-law were suspended immediately after she was terminated as a Supreme Court staff member.
Reacting 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.”
On May 6, 2019, a three-judge Supreme Court panel investigating the allegations against Gogoi handed him a clean chit.
The in-house committee, headed by Justice SA Bobde, said it did not find any substance in the allegations of the woman employee.