Justice SA Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, was on Tuesday, 23 April, appointed to conduct an in-house inquiry into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
When contacted by the PTI, Justice Bobde, who is next to the CJI in seniority, confirmed the development.
He said being the number two judge, the Chief Justice of India has appointed him to look into the allegations of sexual harassment charges levelled against him by a former woman staffer.
Justice Bobde told PTI that he has decided to form a panel by inducting two apex court judges – Justice NV Ramana and Justice Indira Banerjee.
“I decided to have Justice Ramana in the panel as he is next to me in the seniority and Justice Banerjee as she is a woman judge,” Justice Bobde said.
(Inputs from PTI)