Intern case: SC panel outs name of retired judge
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday disclosed the identity of the judge accused of sexual harassment by a former law intern as justice AK Ganguly, who retired in February 2012 after handling several high-profile cases, including the 2G spectrum scam.
A three-judge probe committee appointed by the court submitted its report to Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Thursday. The panel held seven sittings and recorded the statement of justice Ganguly, an SC official said on Friday. The report has not yet been made public.
A “shocked and shattered” Ganguly told HT, “I completely deny the allegations. What more is there to respond to? I am shaken that my name has been dragged like this and that too nearly two years after I have retired.”
“Yes, I did appear (before the SC panel) and got my statement recorded,” Ganguly, currently the chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, said. “I don’t want to comment on what transpired there. All I can say is that the committee did not appear to have believed the allegations were true.”
Asked if someone was behind it all, he said: “I don’t want to get into this. Try and understand my mental state and have sympathy for me. Please leave me alone.”
Earlier, he told TV channels: “I am a victim of situations... I am not ashamed of anything.”
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