Ex-SC judge AK Ganguly resigns as West Bengal rights panel chief

Retired Supreme Court judge, AK Ganguly met Governor MK Narayanan on Monday.

Zee Media Bureau/Manisha Singh

Kolkata: Retired Supreme Court judge, AK Ganguly met Governor MK Narayanan on Monday, fuelling speculations that he might have resigned as the Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission.

However, there was no official confirmation of the same.

After meeting the Governor, Ganguly refused to make any comment to the waiting media.

There has been immense pressure on him to quit as the WBHRC chief after he was accused of accused of sexually harassing a law intern. He has been indicted by a Supreme Court panel.
Meanwhile, in more trouble for the judge, the apex court today quashed two petitions seeking a stay on Centre`s move to remove him as the chief of WBHRC. The Union Cabinet had cleared the note for presidential reference against him last week after he refused to quit on his own.

However, it the justice quits on his on his own then the Presidential reference will become invalid.

The PIL filed in the SC had also sought the quashing of the three-member committee report indicting Ganguly for harassing the law intern in a Delhi hotel last year. The petitioner had claimed that that the judge was being maligned and was a victim of conspiracy.
The petition claimed that Justice Ganguly was being maligned as he had in an arbitration suspended Mohun Bagan for walking out of a football league match against the East Bengal club. The All India Football Federation subsequently revoked Mohun Bagan`s suspension but slapped a Rs 2 crore fine on it.