New Delhi: Former Central Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu has called for the public release of the report of the Supreme Court’s in house proceedings on Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s sexual harassment case as alleged by a former woman Supreme Court employee.
EX CIC Acharyulu on CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s sexual harassment case
The report seeks Supreme Court’s in house inquiry committee, which clear the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment allegations raised by the former woman employee of Supreme Court.
EX CIC Acharyulu speaks on CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s case
“This is a very important issue of transparency and good governance in judiciary.” Mr.Acharyulu said in a statement on Tuesday. “Not only must justice be done, it must also be seen to be done.”
On Monday, the three-member committee gave a clean chit to Justice Gogoi, saying it “found no substance” in the allegation. The court later cited the verdict is a 2008 case of Indira Jaising vs Supreme Court of Indian to hold that the report “is not liable to be made public”
“Especially when the committee is convinced that there was no substance in allegation, it has a duty to give reasons for their decision and to convince the people in general about the correctness of their conclusion”, said Mr. Acharyulu’s statement.