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Monday, April 22, 2019

Judicial independence under threat:CJI

By on Monday, April 22, 2019


The hearing of sexual harassment allegations over the Chief Justice of India has been completed. Two members bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Sanjeev Khanna for the immediate hearing of this case have been constituted.
According to the PTI, Ranjan Gogoi, CJI, said during this hearing, "The freedom of judiciary is under serious threat." He added, “The allegation is unbelievable. I don’t feel that I should too down my paradigm to reject such allegations. None can trap me on money matter. The people want to search something else and they find such thing. There may be some big powerful fish behind this act. They want to deactivate the CJI office."
Justice Gogoi added, “My bank balance is Rs 6.80 lacs mere in selfless judiciary service of 20 years. It’s a reward to CJI of 20 years service. I shall sit chair on and without any fear I shall comply with the duties judiciary. I have stepped abnormal and extraordinary ahead to sit in the court today because the situation is now going beyond. The judiciary cannot be scapegoat.”
According to CJI, the immoral allegations on judiciary shall tumble the people's faith of . he added, “seeing the faith of people in judicial system we are very much anxious for the freedom of judiciary.”
CJI Gogoi said he has been alleged with the sexual exploitation because he is going to hear a sensitive matter next week. He said, “7 months of my service is remained. During this period I am to deliver the decision by hearing the case.”
The lady who alleged him for the sexual allegations has been the accused of criminal history. Two FIR have been lodged against her already. The woman was working in CJI home as junior assistant. There was a complaint against her for misbehavior last year then she was dismissed.