New Delhi : 22 Supreme Court judges have received an affidavit which contains serious charges of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Googoi by a former SC staffer.
The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi denied the charges and described the complaint made by the former court staff as baseless and a bigger plot aimed at attacking the office of the CJI and independence of the Judiciary.
“There is nothing more valuable reputation of a judge. And when that is attacked, it becomes shocking….independence of judiciary is under very very serious threat. If the judges have to work under these conditions, good people will never come to this office,” said the CJI.
He further added that no judge is going to decide cases if this kind of attack he or she gets. “Reputation is the only thing we have got and even that is under attack. This is the reward a CJI gets after 20 years of selfless service. I have a bank balance of Rs 6.8 lakh. Even my peon has more assets than me. I am saying all this because I am extremely hurt. And this, I thought should be told from the highest seat of judiciary.”