Panel to probe rape charge against judge

PTI
Published Apr 17, 2015, 2:48 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 10:56 am IST
The committee will investigate the charges and grounds for removal of the judge
Representational Picture (Photo: PTI)
 Representational Picture (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has set up a three-member panel to investigate sexual harassment charges against S.K. Gangele, a sitting judge of the Madhya Pradesh high court, nearly a month after admitting a motion supported by 58 Rajya Sabha members to impeach him.

The committee, to be headed by Supreme Court judge Vikramjit Sen, will have Justice Manjula Chellur, chief justice of Calcutta high court and jurist K.K. Venugopal as its members, a Rajya Sabha notification said on Thursday.

 

Last month, 58 MPs including Digvijaya Singh (Congress), Sitaram Yechury (CPM), Derek O’ Brien (TMC), Ram Gopal Yadav and Jaya Bachchan (SP) had submitted a motion to Mr Ansari for initiating the impeachment process against Justice Gangele for alleged sexual harassment of a woman judge in Gwalior.

The committee will investigate the charges and grounds for removal of the judge and submit its report to the Chairman.         

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