Woman who accused Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment to boycott SC panel proceedings

Ranjan Gogoi

The Hush Post|14:00 pm|1-min-read

A former woman staffer(35) of the Supreme Court who has allegedly accused Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi for sexual harassment said on Tuesday that she will boycott the inquiry proceedings conducted by the three judges of the Supreme Court. She said that she felt “nervous” and “intimidated” by the panel and “won’t get any justice” from it.

The woman told media persons, “I was compelled to walk out of the committee proceedings today as the committee seemed not to appreciate facts. This was a complaint of sexual harassment against a CJI. Therefore it was required to adopt procedure that would ensure fairness and equality in the highly unequal circumstances that I am placed. I had hoped that the approach of the committee towards me would be sensitive and not one that would cause me further fear, anxiety and trauma.”

She joined and participated in the committee proceedings on April 26 and April 29 . She said she could not “hear” the proceedings or the “orders” properly because of a “hearing impairment” caused by her sufferings. She  said that she was repeatedlyasked why she had complained so late about the alleged harassment.

On April 19, she had sent a detailed affidavit to  22 judges of the Supreme Court, which includes the details of the alleged harassment. In her letter, the junior court assistant, alleged that she was harassed at the CJI’s home.

Further, she alleged that her husband and his brother had also been suspended as head constables posted with Delhi Police at the behest of the CJI.

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