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Added on : 2019-04-20 15:22:07

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi strongly denied allegations of sexual harassment and said the independence of the judiciary is "under threat" and it "cannot be made a scapegoat". A special bench of the Supreme Court today called an emergency hearing after a former employee at the top court, in an affidavit to several Supreme Court judges, alleged she was sexually harassed by the chief justice.

Chief Justice Gogoi said since there can be no corruption allegations against him, "people have to find something and they have found this". "After 20 years of selfless service as a judge, I have a bank balance of Rs. 6.80 lakh. My peon has more money than that... Is this a reward the Chief Justice gets after 20 years," he asked?

The Chief Justice said the woman who made the allegations against him has a criminal background and that there are two police cases against her.

 

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