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CJI Gogoi alleges larger conspiracy behind sexual harassment charges

Woman writes to 22 judges, charging Gogoi with unwanted sexual advances, while he calls the allegations 'unbelievable'.


Gogoi said the allegations were an attempt to stop him from hearing important cases in the Supreme Court [File: Reuters]
India's most senior judge has been accused of sexual harassment by a former Supreme Court employee.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi called the accusations made by a 35-year-old junior court assistant "unbelievable" and said they were an attempt to stop him from hearing important cases.

Saying judicial independence was at stake, Gogoi, 64, called a special session of the apex court after the woman wrote to 22 Supreme Court judges on Friday, alleging he twice made sexual advances in the office of his official residence in October last year.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi Takes Oath as 46th CJI



Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the 46th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday, 3 October, marking the end of the 13-month tenure of outgoing CJI, Dipak Misra, on Tuesday, 2 October.

Gogoi was sworn-in as the next CJI, in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind.