Kolkata, Jan 6 :
Former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, indicted for sexual harassment, today resigned as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights panel, sources said.
Justice Ganguly reportedly handed his resignation to West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan this evening. After the meeting, however, he told reporters, “No comments.”
Last month, a committee of three Supreme Court judges found the former judge guilty of sexually harassing a woman intern at a five-star hotel in Delhi in December 2012.
Last week, the Union Cabinet had cleared a request for a Presidential reference to the Supreme Court to forcibly remove Justice Ganguly. Sources say he didn’t want to face the embarrassment of a Presidential reference.