Policewoman detains a protester after a panel dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan Gogoi, outside SC in New Delhi, Tuesday. (Reuters)
Policewoman detains a protester after a panel dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan Gogoi, outside SC in New Delhi, Tuesday. (Reuters)

Complainant seeks report of in-house panel in CJI case

  • Complainant says she has the right to see the report, as well as copies of the depositions of any witness(es), any other person or any other evidence considered by the panel
  • Social activists protest outside SC demanding the report to be shared with the complainant

NEW DELHI: Women, lawyers and activists protested outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday demanding that the report of the in-house panel clearing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment charges be shared with the complainant.

The protesters were taken into custody by the Delhi Police. Earlier in the day, in a letter to the in-house committee, the complainant had also sought access to the report, which was shared with CJI Gogoi.

In her letter, the complainant said that she had the right to see the report, as well as copies of the “depositions of any witness(es), any other person or any other evidence considered by the committee".

Failure to provide a copy to the complainant while holding her complaint to be unfounded “would be a violation of the principles of natural justice and a complete travesty of justice", she said.

“I have a right to know how, why and on what basis have your Lordships found my complaint to have ‘no substance’," she said in the letter..


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