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Justice Ganguly resigns at long last

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OST Bureau
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 Ashok K Ganguly
Justice Ashok K Ganguly

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.