‘This Is A Scandal’: Indira Jaising Slams SC In-House Panel’s Decision To Not Make CJI Sexual Harassment Probe Report Public
She said that citing her pre-RTI case as an example was "bad in law".
Human rights lawyer Indira Jaising on May 6 has slammed the Supreme Court in-house committee’s decision not to disclose the findings of the enquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
A previous sexual harassment case filed by Jaisingh against a sitting High Court of Karnataka judge — ‘Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court of India & Anr. (2003) 5 SCC 494’ — was specifically mentioned in bold, to explain why the latest finding was not being made public.
Slamming the whole incident as a scandal, Jaising posted on Twitter that the case mentioned was a pre-RTI era case. She said that it is a flimsy excuse and demanded the disclosure of the findings in public interest.
This is a scandal
Indira Jaising v Supreme Court of India was also a case of sexual harassment by a sitting High Court of Karnataka.
It is a pre RTI case and is bad in law
Demand the disclosure of the findings of the enquiry committee in public interest https://t.co/Saw07mBPhV
— indira jaising (@IJaising) May 6, 2019
The Supreme Court in-house committee that was probing the allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on May 6 cleared him of the charges and said there was “no substance” in the allegations of the former SC employee.
Last month, three major news outlets had reported that a 35-year-old woman who used to work as a junior court assistant at the Supreme Court (SC) had written in a sworn affidavit — sent to 22 judges — that CJI Ranjan Gogoi had allegedly made sexual advances on her at his residence office on October 10 and 11, 2018. The victim alleged that her family too was harassed.