New Delhi, Jan 3 IBNS | 8 months ago

Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly, who is facing sexual harassment charges, has reportedly refused to resign as West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairperson.


"I don't want to comment on the issue now. I need some time to decide. I will let you know," Justice Ganguly told reporters.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday said a note to remove Justice Ganguly as West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairperson, has been readied.

The Union Cabinet reportedly cleared the note on Thursday.

Now, a formal advice will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee to remove Justice Ganguly.

Meanwhile, law intern Stella James, who alleged that she was sexually harassed by Justice Ganguly, has slammed him for claiming innocence.

In a statement posted on Journal of Indian Law and Society, Stella said: "I would like to state that I have acted with utmost responsibility throughout, keeping in mind the seriousness of this situation.

"Those who have been spreading rumours and politicizing the issue, are doing so out of prejudice and malice to obfuscate the issue and escape scrutiny and accountability."

Justice Ganguly had written to Chief Justice of India (CJI) P Sathasivam on the issue.

According to reports, Justice Ganguly had complained that his side of the story is not being heard. He also protested against Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Indira Jaising making public the statement of the law intern.

(Posted on 03-01-2014)