Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case: Can’t rule out conspiracy against ex-CJI, says Supreme C

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(Online Desk)

The Supreme Court on Thursday closed the suo-motu proceedings initiated by it in 2019 to examine alleged conspiracy against the judiciary in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

The apex court also stated that the report submitted by a single-member judicial panel of retired justice AK Patnaik to examine the possibility of a conspiracy against Gogoi cannot be ruled out.

“Two years have passed and the possibility of retrieving electronic record is very less in a probe related to conspiracy to frame Gogoi,” it said.

The SC further added that the AK Patnaik panel was unable to get electronic records like WhatsApp messages to probe conspiracy to frame the former CJI.

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