- Apprentice Lawyer
- Legal Jobs
There is a special sitting going on in the Supreme Court to deal with a matter of grave public importance. The Bench comprises Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna (In Re: Matter Of Great Public Importance Touching Upon The Independence Of Judiciary).
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has been accused of sexual assault by a former Court officer who worked as a junior assistant between May 2014 and December 2018.
In an affidavit addressed to the Supreme Court, the former Court officer has alleged that following the sexual assault incident, she was unceremoniously terminated from her post. Moreover, she alleges that the trail of harassment has followed since her termination, culminating in a frivolous FIR filed in March this year against her and her family.
In a response made today by the Supreme Court Secretary General’s office, all the allegations have been denied. Contrary to the officer’s claims, it is stated that there was never any occasion for the CJI to interact with her.
It goes on to state that the officer was dismissed from service as per the procedure. Further, it is asserted that the motive behind the “false and scurrilous allegations” is “obviously mischievous.”
Here are the live updates from Supreme Court:
Read the order below.