Protests outside Supreme Court after Panel clears Chief Justice
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Protests outside Supreme Court after Panel clears Chief Justice

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A protest broke out on Tuesday outside the house of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in Delhi after an in-house panel of the Supreme Court cleared him of sex harassment allegations.

Women lawyers and members of some non-profit groups turned up outside the Chief Justice's house and shouted slogans this afternoon. Some of the protesters were arrested and removed by police.

"Procedure seems to be totally unjust. Issues raised by (Justice DY) Chandrachud very valid. Why can't the victim be given the report? It's wrong. When they are dismissing the matter, more questions are being raised about the procedures adopted by the Supreme Court. It's injustice," said CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat.

The in-house committee on Monday ruled that there was "no substance" in the allegations by a former Supreme Court employee against the country's top judge.

The panel, which includes Justice SA Bobde, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Indu Malhotra, also said its report was "not liable to be made public". This means the inquiry report will not be shared with the complainant.

The protesters who gathered outside the Chief Justice's house today demanded the report should be shared with the complainant.

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