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Protesters detained for lodging protest outside Supreme Court

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New Delhi: Fifty-five protesters, mostly women lawyers and activists, who were protesting outside the Supreme Court against the clean chit given to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by an inhouse probe panel in the sexual harrasment case, were detained by the police on Tuesday, 7 May 2019.

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The protesters were taken to the Mandir Marg Police station where they were detained under Section 144 of CrPC and .

A three Judge panel of the apex Court headed by Justice SA Bobde and comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Indu Malhotra, found “no substance” in the complaint lodged against the CJI by a former employee of the Supreme Court.

The complainant had raised procedural objections and withdrawn from the enquiry proceedings.

The secretary general of the Supreme Court issued a notice on Monday which stated: “The In-House Committee has found no substance in the allegations contained in the Complaint dated 19.04.2019 of a former employee of the Supreme Court of India”.

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