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AK Ganguly distances himself from PIL supporting him

Sunday, 5 January 2014 - 9:45pm IST | Agency: PTI

West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) chairman Justice (retd) A K Ganguly today distanced himself from a petition moved in the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the Centre from making any attempt to remove him from the post in the wake of an allegation of sexual harassment.

"I have nothing to do with this. I don't even know the person who has filed this petition and why. I just saw the matter in the newspapers," Ganguly, a former Supreme Court judge, told PTI.

A PIL was moved in the apex court by Delhi-based doctor M Padma Narayan Singh, which will come up for hearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam tomorrow.

The petition has also sought quashing of the report in which a three-member panel of Supreme Court judges indicted Justice Ganguly for unwelcome behaviour against the woman law intern.

The petitioner, who is a senior citizen, had alleged that Ganguly has become a victim of a conspiracy as he, as an arbitrator, had decided a matter between a prominent football club of Kolkata and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in which the intern had also participated.

She has also named Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising as one of the respondents in the petition, accusing her of working relentlessly to get Justice Ganguly arrested unlawfully. 

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