Sexual harassment charges against CJI: SC vows to unravel plot to ‘frame’ Ranjan Gogoi



A special bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared seized of unravelling an alleged larger plot by Taking serious note of the contents of an affidavit filed by a lawyer Earlier in the day, the three-judge bench led by justice Arun Mishra and also comprising justices RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta had summoned the CBI director, the Delhi Police Commissioner and the Intelligence Bureau chief for an in-chamber meeting after perusing the material submitted by Bains. Also read: However, justice Ramana has recused after the woman complainant wrote to the panel about the judge The special bench led by justice Arun Mishra also asked Bains to file another handwritten affidavit by Thursday morning after he claimed that he had some more Fixing has no role to play in the system. We will inquire and take it to the logical end, Wednesday While the CJI strongly denied the allegations, the two associations of SC lawyers The associations said a full court should decide on a further course of action in the matter. Before the justice Mishra-led bench on Wednesday, senior advocate Indira Jaising also demanded that the sexual misconduct charge against CJI and conspiracy angle be heard together. After going through Bains He said that the CJI had been taking one action after another without any fear and that the current allegations might have been made by some forces to disrupt the same. Referring to the April 20 Facebook post of Bains in which he had claimed that there was a larger conspiracy by some people to fix verdicts of the SC and malign the office of the CJI, the Attorney General KK Venugopal pointed out that the affidavit had significant departures from his Facebook post, where he had alleged that We are only concerned about how a person can file an affidavit of this nature but doesnt produce evidence. I really cannot understand how a person can make certain allegations and claim rest is privileged, This made Bains lose his cool. He said that he was disappointed at the This irked Justice Nariman. Hes the most respectable member of the bar. We all look up to him. If you say doubt, we will throw you out, At this, Bains said that he was Dont take things to your heart. He(Nariman) didn He was communicating his anger, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought a SC-monitored SIT probe into the issue. While disagreeing with SG, Bains pointed out that he deliberately did not approach the police, since it acts as per executives directions. So let there be a judicial inquiry,