The Delhi High Court judge, who replaces Justice Manmohan Singh as the chairperson, had kept his verdict on Chidambaram's plea reserved for seven months and pronounced the judgment just 72 hours before he retired.
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
ML Sharma, the lawyer behind the plea, has named activist lawyers like Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan, Kamini Jaiswal, Vrinda Grover, Indira Jaising, Nina Gupta Bhasin and Dushyant Dave as parties in his PIL.
The woman told the judges that since her repeated requests for the presence of her lawyer during the panel's proceedings and it's audio and video recording had been denied, she no longer wants to participate in the inquiry.
The Supreme Court order also said the CBI, IB and the Delhi Police will assist Justice Patnaik into the claims of lawyer that there is a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogi on allegations of sexual harassment
The Supreme Court bench also clarified that there is no connection in the hearing of lawyer Utsav Bains' claims of a larger conspiracy and the in-house inquiry ordered into the sexual harassment allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association on Monday said Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi showed 'procedural impropriety' while dealing with the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by a former apex court staffer
The Supreme Court Employees Welfare Association has come out in support of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, against whom allegations of sexual harassment were levelled by a former apex court staffer on Saturday
Utsav Bains, the lawyer who represented a victim in the rape case against convicted self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, has claimed that “just a few days back” he was offered a bribe of Rs 1.5 crore to frame the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case.
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