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58 Rajya Sabha MPs for impeachment of HC judge

58 MPs of Rajya Sabha have given a notice for impeaching Justice S K Gangele of Madhya Pradesh High Court who is facing allegations of sexual harassment of a woman Additional District and Sessions Judge of Gwalior.

The move, initated by JD-U President Sharad Yadav, has got endorsement from members of a number of parties including Congress, CPI-M, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party and BSP. Some members of the legal fraternity had met the MPs and and requested them to take up this matter, Yadav said.

“A number of people from the judicial fraternity had come to meet me in this regard and told me the case history. I felt that the lady judge’s voice was not being heard. I found that this is a fit case for impeachment,” said the JD(U) leader.

As per the rules, at least 50 MPs have to give notice for impeachment of any judge of a High Court or the Supreme Court.

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