In his letter written on May 2 to the three-judge inquiry panel headed by Justice S A Bobde looking into allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice D Y Chandrachud has demanded a full court to consider the issues raised by him.
The Indian Express had first reported on Justice Chandrachud’s letter. As on Sunday evening, there has been no intimation to the judges of a full-court being held to discuss these issues. Sources confirmed to The Indian Express that Justice Chandrachud had met Justice Bobde on May 2 to discuss the contents of his letter.
The letter also argues for the inclusion of an external member to broadbase the committee and suggests names of three retired women Supreme Court judges to choose from. They are retired Justices Ruma Pal, Sujata Manohar and Ranjana Desai who are all “apolitical and above board,” Justice Chandrachud argued.
On Sunday, The Indian Express had first reported that Justice Chandrachud had written a letter asking the probe panel, comprising Justices Bobde, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee, to not proceed with the probe ‘ex parte’ in the absence of the women complainant who had withdrawn from the proceedings on April 30.
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