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Intern harass report

New Delhi, Dec. 4: A three-member apex court panel probing the sexual assault complaint by a law intern is expected to submit an action-taken report in the next two days.

The likelihood of the complaint being referred to police for further probe is not ruled out. The possibility has arisen amid a perception that the court would not have disclosed that the statement of former judge Asok Kumar Ganguly was recorded if the panel had not found prima facie substance in the allegations.

Chief Justice P. Sathasivam and senior officials were not available for comment when The Telegraph tried for a confirmation.

Justice Ganguly, now chairperson of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, has repeatedly denied the allegations.

It is learnt that the Chief Justice will hold a discussion with the panel in the next 48 hours and take the final decision on proceeding further in the matter.

The members of the panel are Justices R.M. Lodha, H.L. Dattu and Ranjana Prakash Desai. The panel had submitted its report on November 28.

A Calcutta NGO, Bharat Bachao Sangstan, today submitted a memorandum to Hare Street police station demanding legal action and filing of a first information report against Ganguly.