Justice Ganguly should take decision on moral grounds: Manish Tewari
New Delhi: Justice AK Ganguly should consider the "nationwide outrage" against him over unwelcome behaviour towards a law intern and take an appropriate decision on moral grounds immediately, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Thursday night.
"There has been a nationwide outrage on the matter. The issue came up before both Houses of Parliament. Taking into account all this, he should take an appropriate decision on moral grounds immediately," he said when asked if Ganguly should quit as the Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
Tewari`s statement came as the government appeared to be moving towards making a Presidential Reference for his removal as the head of the Commission in the wake of his indictment by a Supreme Court committee for "unwelcome behaviour" towards a law intern.
Home Ministry has sought Law Ministry`s opinion on sending a Presidential Reference to the Supreme Court to probe into allegations against him.
Ganguly, who retired from the apex court more than a year ago, was accused by the intern of sexually harassing her in a hotel room in Delhi last year, a charge strongly denied by him.
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