Ranjan Gogoi during an event to present the first copy of Law Justice and Judicial Power to the President in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

All Supreme Court Benches Commence Proceedings At 10:45 A.M., 15 Minutes After Usual Time

All 15 Supreme Court benches on Monday commenced judicial proceedings at 10:45 a.m., 15 minutes after the usual time.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, against whom unprecedented allegations of sexual misconduct have been levelled by a former apex court employee, presided over the first court along with justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna and it was business as usual as the lawyers started mentioning cases for urgent hearing.

The delayed start of court proceedings had led to speculation among lawyers about some meetings of the judges.

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A three-judge bench headed by the CJI on Saturday had held an unprecedented hearing in the wake of allegations made against the CJI.

Describing the allegations of sexual harassment against him as "unbelievable", the CJI had convened an extraordinary hearing at the Supreme Court during which he said a larger conspiracy was behind it and he would not stoop too low even to deny these allegations.

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