The entire episode is "very disturbing" as it concerns the independence of the judiciary in the country, a three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned the chiefs of the Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation and Delhi Police to its chambers to discuss a possible probe into an alleged “conspiracy” against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.
The entire episode is "very disturbing" as it concerns the independence of the judiciary in the country, a three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said.
The bench also comprising justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta turned down a fervent request of Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to order a court-monitored SIT probe into the matter, saying the court was not venturing into any enquiry at this moment.
"It is not an enquiry. We are meeting these officers in secret. We don't want any evidence to be disclosed," the bench said. It had asked the three officers to meet the judges in chamber at 12:30 pm.
The three-member panel on Wednesday also issued a notice to the woman who had accused the CJI of sexual misconduct.
The 35-year-old woman on April 19 sent a complaint to 22 judges of the apex court alleging that CJI Gogoi had sexually harassed her and then “victimized” her family and her.
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Last Updated Apr 24, 2019, 8:01 PM IST