Judges made it clear that the committee was to not inquire into allegations in opposition to Justice Ranjan Gogoi
The potential for a conspiracy in opposition to former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi couldn’t be dominated out, the Supreme Court docket mentioned right this moment, closing an inquiry linked to intercourse harassment allegations in opposition to him. The Supreme Court docket mentioned such a conspiracy may very well be linked to Justice Gogoi’s choices, together with his views on the Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC).
The highest courtroom‘s determination was based mostly on the report of former Justice AK Patnaik, who had been tasked with investigating a bigger conspiracy within the allegations in opposition to Justice Gogoi and “whether or not middlemen and fixers working with disgruntled courtroom officers have been making an attempt to repair judges”.
“The Justice Patnaik report acknowledges the existence of a conspiracy in opposition to the ex Chief Justice and it can’t be dominated out,” the Supreme Court docket mentioned, including that the panel was unable to acquire digital information.
“Sure powerful administrative choices have been taken to streamline the method within the registry,” it mentioned.
The courtroom mentioned the Intelligence Bureau director had mentioned in a report that Justice Gogoi had taken a critical view in circumstances associated to Nationwide Register of Residents and there have been “sturdy causes to imagine some are sad with the choice“.
Closing the case, the courtroom mentioned: “We’re of the view no true objective can be served. Pleadings are closed and suo motu disposed of. The report be put in sealed cowl.”
The judges made it clear that the committee was not set as much as inquire into the allegations in opposition to the Chief Justice however to research a bigger conspiracy to border judges.
Due to restricted entry to information and based mostly on proof and materials, it was additionally not doable to seek out corroboration for the allegations, the report famous.
“Nevertheless, in view of the mandate of the order dated 2019 of the Supreme Court docket, the report opines that it can’t actually enter into whether or not the selections of the Chief Justice on the judicial aspect triggered off the conspiracy in opposition to him,” the courtroom mentioned.