New Delhi: Left party linked women activists and few female lawyers staged a protest outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday questioning about the decision of giving clean chit given to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case.

The protesters were also from the All India Democratic Women's Association, the women's wing of the Communist Party of India. Various members and leaders of CPI's women wing AIDWA also participated in the protest.

Local police didn't allow protesters to enter the apex court for any kind of demonstration and the Delhi Police detained them and imposed CrPC Section 144 in the area to prevent further escalation.

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This comes after the three-judge top court panel headed by Justice S.A. Bobde found no substance on Monday in the sexual harassment allegations levelled by a former apex court employee against Chief Justice Gogoi.

The protesters came out openly in favour of the complainant, who on April 30, had accused the CJI of sexually harassing her, and had said that she would no longer appear before the in-house panel set up by the apex court to probe her charges as she felt that she was "not likely to get justice".

The former employee of the Supreme Court said she felt "quite intimidated and nervous" in the presence of the three Supreme Court judges.   In a statement to the media, she had expressed serious reservations over the functioning of the panel, saying it was "an in-house committee of sitting judges’ junior to the CJI and not an external committee as I had requested..."