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Sexual Harassment Allegations Against CJI: SC Summons CBI, IB, Delhi Police Chiefs After Lawyer Claims ‘Conspiracy’
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Delhi Police chiefs to appear before it and meet in chambers the judges hearing a lawyer’s claims of a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on allegations of sexual harassment. The three-judge special bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising justices RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta, said it will meet the CBI and IB directors and the Delhi Police commissioner in “secret”. “It is not an enquiry. We are meeting these officers in secret. We don’t want any evidence to be disclosed,” the bench said. The bench directed that the officers will meet the judges in chamber at 12:30 pm and the bench will reassemble to hear the matter again at 3 pm. The lawyer, Utsav Singh Bains, has submitted a report in the Supreme Court regarding his claims that there was a conspiracy to frame the CJI in a sexual harassment case.