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NUJS Intern not interested in pursuing the case further

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19 Nov 2013 4:09 AM GMT
NUJS Intern not interested  in pursuing the case further
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According to a Hindu Report the NUJS intern, who alleged sexual harassment against a retired Judge who yesterday deposed before the Supreme Court panel of Justice RM Lodha, HL Dattu and Ranjana P Desai formed by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam to inquire into the matter, is not interested in pursuing the matter further.

The report says

According to highly placed legal sources, the intern, without naming the judge, appears to have given this information to the committee comprising Justices R.M. Lodha, H.L. Dattu and Ms. Ranjana Desai during her two-hour deposition at the Supreme Court premises on Monday.

When confronted by the committee about the reason for her highlighting the alleged sexual harassment incident involving the judge concerned in her blog, she is reported to have told the panel members that her intention was to inform the public that such things do happen in high places. She made it clear to the panel that she was not inclined to take up the matter legally; and that her intention was to create awareness. She will depose again on November 20.

Yesterday Ravindra Maithani, Secretary General of the apex court revealed that " "The committee held its meeting today and the law intern appeared before it. She has completed the recording of her statement. The law intern has requested maintenance of confidentiality of her statement. The next date of meeting is fixed for November 20," 

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