Reputation is all that matters for a judge.
"This is unbelievable. I should not stoop low even in denying it. Rs. 6.8 lakh is all I have as bank balance".
Justice Gogoi also said that employees in the Supreme Court are treated fairly and equally and these allegations surfaced, "I didn't think it was appropriate to respond to them". Independence of judiciary is under very serious threat. I will sit on this chair and discharge my judicial functions without any fear, he added.
A special bench consisting of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was convened.
Mr. Mehta termed the allegation "rubbish". A hearing is now underway following online media reports of the same.
The former employee has described two incidents of alleged molestation by Gogoi in her affidavit, both of which allegedly took place in October 2018, only days after he was appointed as the CJI.
The 35-year-old woman has asked for immediate protection from any "coercive action" by the Delhi police in her letter and has claimed "a grave threat" to her life besides the lives of her family members, which also includes her 8-year-old daughter. She also reportedly wrote to 22 Supreme Court judges on April 19 about her allegation.
The first response came in a statement from the secretary general of the Supreme Court on the chief justice's behalf.
The publication of the allegation saw the Court react nearly instantly.
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"The responsibility of calling this hearing is mine".
"I have taken this unusual and extraordinary step of sitting in court today because things have gone too far", Gogoi said in response.
The email further says there were "complaints made against her by the secretariat of the Chief Justice of India, to the Secretary General on account of her inappropriate behavior, and this resulted in her transfer out of the home office of the CJI".
"Less than 10 hours' notice was given to me to respond".
After she pushed him away and left the room, confused, he called her back in a few minutes later, and told her she cannot share this with anyone, and made her write a note that suggested it was her that asked if she could hold him. A sexual misconduct allegation against a CJI is unprecedented in the annals of Indian judicial history. "We should not be made to feel constrained", he stated.
Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 2018.
Chief Justice Gogoi alleged a conspiracy behind the allegations and said, "There has to be bigger force behind this, they want to deactivate office of Chief Justice".
"My colleague here is probably the senior most among us".
As my lord CJI is sitting we are not passing any judicial order at the moment.