CJI showed “procedural impropriety” in dealing with allegations against him: SC Advocates

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) on Monday expressed its “deep reservation” against the “procedural impropriety” shown by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in dealing with the sexual harassment allegations against him.
As the apex court reassembled after the weekend recess in the backdrop of the stunning allegations by a former court staffer, the SCAORA said the charges against Justice Gogoi should be dealt with as per established procedure.
The allegations cropped up against Justice Gogoi on Saturday prompting him to convene an urgent extraordinary hearing by a three-member bench headed by him during which he asserted that the charges by a former apex court staffer were “unbelievable”.
The allegations by the woman, who had worked at Justice Gogoi’s home office in Delhi, dates back to October last year.
“The allegations of the ex-employee of the Supreme Court have to be dealt with as per the established procedure of law and law must be applied in each and every case uniformly,” the top court lawyers’ body said in a resolution passed on Monday. (AGENCIES)