In World's Rape capital India, Chief Justice of Supreme Court accused of sexual harassment against female staff

In World's Rape capital India, Chief Justice of Supreme Court accused of sexual harassment against female staff
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NEW DELHI: A former female staff member of the Supreme Court of India has accused Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment and terminating her when she refused his advances,* Scroll *reported.

The 35-year-old woman who used to work as a junior court assistant at the Supreme Court of India wrote to 22 judges of the court on Friday alleging that Gogoi had made sexual advances on her at his residence office on October 10 and 11, 2018, the report link stated.

In the affidavit, the woman said after she refused the advances of the chief justice of India , she was moved out of his residence office where she had been posted in August 2018. Two months later, on December 21, she was dismissed from service, the report added.

Her husband and one brother-in-law, both of whom are head constables in Delhi Police, were suspended on December 28, 2018, for a criminal case involving a colony dispute dating back to 2012 that had been mutually resolved, the report further said.

The report further stated that the former junior court assistant alleged in the sworn affidavit that another brother-in-law was terminated from his position as a junior court attendant — a job that Gogoi allegedly granted using his discretionary powers.

Following the reports, a special bench of the Supreme Court of India was constituted to dismiss the allegations as baseless, according to *HuffPo India link* .

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