Judiciary Under Threat”: Chief Justice Denies Sex Harassment Allegation

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi alleged a conspiracy behind the sexual harassment allegations and said, “There has to be bigger force behind this, they want to deactivate office of Chief Justice”.

New delhi: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi today 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

“This is unbelievable. I don’t think I should stoop low even to deny these allegations,” the Chief Justice, who was heading the three judge bench, said during the hearing, and added he will not pass any orders and the senior most judge Arun Mishra will dictate the order.