A view of the Supreme Court of India. (Source: PTI)

CJI Sexual Harassment Allegations: Supreme Court Seeks Response From Lawyer Who Claimed Conspiracy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from a lawyer, who claimed that there was a conspiracy to make Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi resign by "framing him" in a false case of sexual harassment.

A three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra issued notice to lawyer Utsav Singh Bains and sought his response with regard to his claim that he was also offered Rs 1.5 crore to represent a former apex court woman employee and arrange a presser against the CJI at the Press Club of India in New Delhi.

The bench, which also comprised Justices RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta, has now fixed the case titled as a matter of "great public importance touching upon the independence of judiciary", for hearing tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

The lawyer had filed an affidavit on Monday following the unprecedented hearing on Saturday during which the CJI said a larger conspiracy was behind it and that he would not stoop too low, even to deny the allegations.

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