Will go deep into fixing claims in top judiciary: SC on alleged conspiracy to “frame” CJI

NEW DELHI: Stung by alleged claims of “fixers” at work and manipulating the top judiciary, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would “inquire, inquire and inquire” till it gets to root of whether sexual harassment allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi was part of a “larger conspiracy” to “frame” him.

On a day of dramatic developments when the chiefs of the CBI, IB and Delhi Police were also summoned to the court, a special bench took serious note of the sensational claims of advocate Utsav Singh Bains, who has filed an affidavit alleging “larger conspiracy” to frame the CJI.

After meeting the top officials, the bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra made it clear that it will “not tolerate” any nuisance.

The bench hinted that the “very disturbing” episode which led to allegations of sexual harassment against Justice Gogoi may be a handiwork of some disgruntled employees and the complainant woman who were dismissed from service.

“We will inquire and go to the root of alleged claims of fixers at work and manipulating the judiciary. If they continue to work then none of us will survive,” the bench, which also comprised Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta, said.