Within the new checklist of doable targets of surveillance launched by a world collaborative investigation together with The Wire in India are three cellphone numbers utilized by the lady who in April 2019 accused the then sitting Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment.
An in-house committee of the Supreme Court docket had cleared Gogoi, and he had been nominated to Rajya Sabha by the federal government quickly after he retired.
In accordance with The Wire, the numbers belonging to the lady, together with eight different numbers utilized by her husband and two of his brothers, had been marked as doable candidates for surveillance within the week her allegations in opposition to the previous CJI had been reported.
One of many brothers-in-law of the lady informed The Indian The Press Reporter on Monday that he or his household weren’t conscious that their cellphone numbers had been potential targets of surveillance.
He mentioned that they had “finished nothing fallacious (humne koi galat kaam kara hello nahi)”, however declined to remark additional.
The girl’s husband and a brother-in-law, each posted with the Delhi Police, had been suspended in December 2018. The police had mentioned there was no hyperlink between the suspension and her allegations. As reported by The Indian The Press Reporter in June 2019, each males had been finally reinstated.
Talking to The Indian The Press Reporter on Monday, her brother-in-law confirmed that they had been each again at work, and that the lady had been reinstated on the Supreme Court docket.
In her 28-page criticism dated April 19, the lady had alleged that on October 10 and October 11, 2018, the then CJI had made sexual advances in his residence workplace, the place she was posted, and touched her inappropriately.
She had claimed that she was transferred a number of instances after the alleged incident and, on December 21, 2018, suspended from service in reference to an inquiry initiated in opposition to her for questioning the selections of senior officers concerning change of her postings and for taking go away with out authorisation.
In response to the lady’s allegations, Gogoi had mentioned: “That is unbelievable. I shouldn’t stoop low even in denying it… There needs to be a much bigger, greater pressure behind this.”
In Could 2019, an In-Home Inquiry Committee gave Gogoi a clear chit in an ex parte report, and concluded that it “discovered no substance” within the girl’s allegations.
The girl had, in a press release on the time, mentioned that “my worst fears have come true” and that “gross injustice has been finished to me as a lady citizen of India”.