Supreme Court asks CBI, IB, Delhi Police chiefs to appear in CJI sexual harassment case

Report submitted in the Supreme Court regarding a conspiracy to frame the Chief Justice of India in a sexual harassment case

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 24.04.19, 1:35 PM
  • Updated 24.04.19, 1:35 PM
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the CBI, IB and Delhi Police chiefs to appear before it and meet in chambers of the judges, hearing a lawyer's claims of a larger conspiracy to frame CJI Ranjan Gogoi on allegations of sexual harassment.

The matter is being heard by a three-judge special bench of justices R.F. Nariman, Deepak Gupta and Arun Mishra.

The bench said it will meet the Central Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence Bureau directors and the Delhi Police commissioner in "secret".

"It is not an enquiry. We are meeting these officers in secret. We don't want any evidence to be disclosed," the bench said.

The matter relates to the independence of the judiciary in the country, the bench said.

Mishra has termed the entire episode as "very disturbing".

It directed that the officers will meet the judges in chamber at 12:30 pm and the bench will reassemble to hear the matter again at 3 pm.

The lawyer, Utsav Singh Bains, has submitted a report in the Supreme Court regarding his claims that there was a conspiracy to frame the Chief Justice of India in a sexual harassment case.

The court perused the report of the lawyer, which was filed in a sealed cover, about allegations that there are some who manage verdicts.