New Delhi: In the absence of concrete proof, the Supreme Court of India cleared CJI Ranjan Gogoi of charges of sexual harassment on Monday. The bench headed by Justice SA Bhobde dismissed a sacked SC woman employee's sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan Gogoi, finding "no substance" in her allegations.
A statement issued by SC Secretary-General, Sanjeev kalgaonkar, said, “The in-house committee has found no substance in the allegations contained in the complaint dated April 19, 2019, of a former employee of the Supreme Court of India.”
The complainant discarded the finding and termed it a "grave justice to her.” The panel, comprising Justices Bobde, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee, submitted its report to Justice Arun Mishra, the third most senior judge in the SC after the CJI.
Justice Bobde set up the panel after the CJI allocated him administrative and judicial powers to deal with the inquiry and cases arising from the harassment complaint