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SC panel submits report, accused judge says he is shattered

A three-judge Supreme Court committee formed to look into the allegations of sexual harassment slapped by a law intern against a now retired apex court judge submitted its report to Chief Justice P Sathasivam on Friday. The report revealed the name of the judge in question as Justice (retired) AK Ganguly. The intern had not named the judge and it became public after an official of the apex court disclosed that the committee had recorded statements of the intern as well as Justice Ganguly, who said he was shocked and shattered by the charges against him.

The official said that the committee headed by Justice RM Lodha submitted its report on Thursday after recording the statement of the intern and Justice Ganguly. Other members of the committee are Justice H L Dattu and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai. The Supreme Court official said in a statement that the committee constituted to inquire into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled by the law intern against a former SC judge held its meetings this month on seven occasions between 13 and 27 November.

'The statement of law intern was recorded. She had also submitted three affidavits. The statement of Mr Justice (retired) A K Ganguly has also been recorded by the committee. The committee has submitted its report to the CJI on November 28', the official said. No further details were given by the officials about the findings of the committee.

Justice Ganguly, who is currently heading the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, was elevated to the apex court on 17 December 2008 and demitted office on 3 February 2012. He was a part of the bench that cancelled 122 2G licenses for mobile networks issued during former telecom minister A Raja's tenure on the ground that they had been allotted in an unconstitutional and arbitrary manner.
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