Over 55 booked in connection with protest against CJI
As many as 55 people, mostly women, have been arrested in connection with a protest organised outside the top court of the country against an in-house committee’s decision to give clean chit to the Chief Justice of India in the sexual harassment allegation raised against the top judge by a former employee of the Supreme Court.
The majority of those who have been arrested are women activists and lawyers. Among the arrestees, there are at least three men.
The protesters have demanded the resignation of the top judge of the country. They have alleged that in the case all existing norms have been violated.
Recently, the in-house committee, appointed by the top court to look into the serious sexual harassment allegation levelled against the top judge by the former employee, found that there was no merit in the allegation triggered against the top judge.
In the initial stage of the case, a SC lawyers alleged that he was offered a huge sum of money to file a false case against the CJI.
There were rumours that it was a plot developed by a corporate leader, who was unhappy with the present CJI for his unwillingness to support some cases concerned to the company, to force him to resign from the position.
Earlier, the CJI dismissed the allegation as an attempt to malign the image of the Indian judicial system.
No attempt aimed to destabilise the judicial system should be promoted. A thorough investigation should be launched to unearth the truth behind the unfortunate development.
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