38.6c New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Judiciary

Woman Who Accused Former CJI Gogoi Of Sexual Harrasment Reinstated In SC

By LawStreet News Network      22 January, 2020 03:01 PM      0 Comments
Woman Who Accused Former CJI Gogoi Of Sexual Harrasment Reinstated In SC

In a big move by the Supreme Court, the woman employee who had accused former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi of making sexual advances towards her, has been reinstated at her position of the Junior Court Assistant. After the allegation, she was first transferred and then removed from service.

According to the Indian Express, the woman has rejoined her job and is currently on leave. She has reportedly been paid arrears for the time she was not allowed to work at the Court.

The allegations came to light in April 2019 after which there was an alleged misuse of power to exploit the woman and force her to take back her complaint by devising problems for her husband and brother-in-law by suspending them from the Delhi police force. The complaint was made by a letter to all the judges where she wrote, “I am requesting the Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court to constitute a special enquiry committee of senior retired judges of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to enquire into these charges of sexual harassment and consequent victimization.”

Former Justice Gogoi responded to allegations stating that they were “completely and absolutely false and scurrilous and are totally denied.” An in-house panel was set up comprising of three judges but the complainant soon withdrew from the proceedings citing a lack of sensitivity. Concertising her fears, the panel went on to give Gogoi a clean chit in the matter, saying they found “no substance” in the woman’s allegations. The panel made Gogoi the chairman and completely ignored the principles of natural law, in the highest court of the country.

Author: Nandini Gandhi



Share this article:

User Avatar
About:


Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

baba-ramdev-acharya-balkrishna-offer-to-make-public-apology-in-sc-for-misleading-advertisements
Trending Judiciary
Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna offer to make public apology in SC for misleading advertisements

Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna offer public apology in SC for misleading ads, court deliberates acceptance.

16 April, 2024 01:57 PM
hymen-tear-or-genital-injuries-are-not-a-sine-qua-non-to-prove-penetrative-sexual-assault-in-pocso-case-rules-guwahati-hc
Trending Judiciary
Non-tear of the hymen is of no consequence in cases of penetrative sexual assault: Guwahati HC in POCSO case [Read Judgment]

Hymen tear or genital injuries are not a sine qua non to prove penetrative sexual assault, the Guwahati High Court has held in a case under the POCSO Act, 2012.

16 April, 2024 05:06 PM

TOP STORIES

sc-sets-aside-judgment-upholding-arbitral-award-against-dmrc
Trending Business
SC sets aside judgment upholding arbitral award against DMRC [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court overturns arbitral award favoring Reliance Infrastructure subsidiary against DMRC, citing grave miscarriage of justice.

11 April, 2024 11:43 AM
delhi-hc-rejects-third-plea-for-arvind-kejriwals-removal-as-delhi-cm-blasts-petitioner-for-abuse-of-judicial-process
Trending Political NEWS
Delhi HC rejects third plea for Arvind Kejriwal's removal as Delhi CM, blasts petitioner for abuse of judicial process [Read Judgment]

Delhi High Court dismisses the third PIL plea before it seeking Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal’s removal as Chief Minister of Delhi, imposes Rs. 50,000 cost on petitioner.

11 April, 2024 03:29 PM
use-of-social-media-to-interfere-with-administration-of-justice-needs-serious-consideration-sc
Trending Judiciary
Use of social media to interfere with administration of justice needs serious consideration: SC [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court warns against social media misuse in legal matters, cautions against prejudicial posts interfering with justice.

11 April, 2024 05:44 PM
two-day-conference-on-april-on-technology-and-dialogue-between-sc-and-singapore
Trending Legal Insiders
Two-day conference on April 13-14 on Technology and Dialogue between SC and Singapore

Explore AI's role in law at the India-Singapore Supreme Court conference on technology, enhancing judicial processes and access to justice, April 13-14, 2024.

12 April, 2024 06:16 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email