25 June, 2021

Your Honour Lost

Ex-Supreme Court judge is accused of sexually harassing interns

Jitender Gupta
Your Honour Lost

A retired Supreme Court of India judge who adjudicated a high-profile scam that triggered the freefall of the UPA’s reputation finds himself in a potentially embarrassing position today. Among other things, he’ll have to explain to three of his former colleagues just what he was putting a 23-year-old law grad­u­ate through in a five-star hotel room in Delhi last Dec­em­ber, multiple sources told Outlook.

The judge, who became the chief of a human rights body shortly after his ret­irement, will now have to face a three-member committee set up on an urgent basis by the Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, to probe the allegation. The case came out after the law student, who graduated last year, wrote on her college blog and then gave an interview to a website in which she said the advances of the “recently retired” judge...

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