It should be noted that Justice SA Bobde’s in-house committee has already given clean chit to CJI Ranjan Gogoi in sexual harassment probe. (File Photo)
Acting on the report filed by the Delhi Police, a court in the National Capital has closed the cheating case against the woman who had levelled sexual assault allegations against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. According to a report by The Indian Express, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana accepted the Delhi Police Crime Branch’s closure report. “In view of the facts and circumstances, statement given by the complainant and the investigation conducted by the police in the present case, the Closure Report filed in the present case is hereby accepted. File be consigned to Record Room,” the court order read.
The cheating case was filed against the woman by one Naveen Kumar from Haryana. Kumar had told the court that the woman had taken Rs 50,000 from him to get him a job. On March 10, the woman was arrested in the case. Two days later on March 12, she was granted bail.
It should be noted that Justice SA Bobde’s in-house committee has already given clean chit to CJI Ranjan Gogoi in sexual harassment probe. Justice Bobde’s in-house committee had found “no substance” in the sexual harassment allegations levelled by a former Supreme Court staff member against CJI Ranjan Gogoi. A statement issued by the Supreme Court said the committee’s report would be kept confidential. As part of the in-house procedure, the report would not be placed in the public domain, the court added. It said copies of the report were given to Chief Justice Gogoi and the “next senior judge competent to receive the report” that is Justice Arun Mishra who is the fourth senior most judge.
After the in-house committee had found “no substance” in the sexual harassment allegations levelled by a former Supreme Court staff member against CJI Ranjan Gogoi, the complainant said, “my worst fears have come true, and all hope of justice and redress from the highest court of the land has been shattered. In fact, the committee has announced that I will not even be provided a copy of the report, and so I have no way of comprehending the reasons and basis for the summary dismissal of my complaint of sexual harassment and victimisation”.