SC judges refute report

SC judges refute report


The Supreme Court has termed as 'wholly incorrect' a report that said that Mr. Justices RF Nariman and DY Chandrachud met Mr.  Justice SA Bobde, who is heading the in-house committee inquiring into sexual harassment allegations against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

A statement issued by the Supreme Court’s Secretary-General's office  said it is  'most unfortunate' that a leading newspaper chose to state that the two judges met Mr. Justice Bobde on Friday evening.

The statement said the in-house committee, which is deliberating on the issue concerning the CJI, deliberates on its own without any input from any other apex court judge.

The newspaper report stated that Mr. Justices Nariman and Chandrachud had met Mr. Justice Bobde and had expressed their view that the three-member committee should not go ahead with the proceeding ex parte.

The former woman employee of the court, who levelled the sexual harassment allegations, had opted herself out of the inquiry raising several grievances, including denial of permission to have her lawyer during proceedings.