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Sexual harassment case: AK Ganguly quits as NJUS faculty

By Himanshu Kapoor | Last Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 18:24

Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor

Kolkata: Retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly has written a letter to the Vice Chancellor of National University of Juridical Sciences opting out from his position as the guest faculty at the University after the NUJS distanced itself in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations levelled against the former SC judge.

NUJS spokesperson Ruchira Goswami had earlier made clear that Ganguly is not a part of the university since the allegations of sexual harassment came up against him.

Yesterday, the Union Cabinet cleared the proposal for making a Presidential reference on removal of Ganguly as the chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission.

President Pranab Mukherjee will now be referring the complaints against Ganguly to the Chif Justice of India for inquiry who in turn will set up a committee to probe the case.
A petitioner Padma Narayan Singh has sought a direction to restrain the government from taking any action against Ganguly. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam on Friday said that the plea would be heard on Monday.
In December, a Supreme Court panel indicted the judge over allegations of sexual harassment of a female law intern.

First Published: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 18:18

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