Charges against CJI: Delhi HC junks plea asking for media gag



The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain the media from publishing the sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi by a former Supreme Court employee. A bench led by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon rejected NGO Anti Corruption Council of India and the Supreme Court has already expressed itself. judicial propriety and discipline require that this court should not interfere in the matter at all, when the matter is sub-judice before the Supreme Court. we see no reason to make any indulgence in the matter and, accordingly, we refrain from exercising jurisdiction, Suspecting involvement of It also wanted restrictions on the social media platforms. An in-house committee led by Justice SA Bobde and also comprising justices Indira Bannerjee and Indu Malhotra are probing the allegations levelled by the former woman employee of the Supreme Court. The panel held its first proceeding on Friday last. The SC last week appointed its former judge Justice AK Patnaik to probe allegations of larger conspiracy to frame Gogoi and fixing of benches in the top court, as alleged by lawyer Utsav Bains. The apex court had also requested the directors of the CBI and the IB and the Delhi police commissioner to cooperate with Justice Patnaik during the inquiry. In a stern warning to those trying to You will burn your fingers,