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After the Supreme Court AoR Association, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has also sought action by the Full Court of the Supreme Court into the allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
The SCBA, in its resolution, has stated that the proceedings held on April 20 by the Bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna were in violation of the procedure established by law. The resolution states,
“The Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association in its emergent meeting has resolved that procedure adopted for conducting the Court proceedings on 20.04.2019 in the matter of allegations made by Ex-Employee of Supreme Court against the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India is in violation of procedure established by law as well as principles of natural justice.”
The SCBA has requested for the Full Court of the Supreme Court to take necessary steps required in this regard. The SCBA has also stated that its Executive Committee will collate all the relevant materials and facts with respect to the allegations which may be considered by the EC in its next meeting.
Earlier, the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association had termed the holding of the Court proceedings as “procedural impropriety” and called for inquiry headed by the Full Court.
Read the SCBA Resolution.