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Mamata Banerjee writes second letter to Pranab Mukherjee for the removal of Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly

Friday, 6 December 2013 - 8:06pm IST | Place: Kolkata | Agency: PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote another letter to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking urgent action to remove Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly from the chairman's post of the state Human Rights Commission.

Keeping up the heat on Justice Ganguly, Banerjee wrote on her Facebook page that she had on Thursday written to the President requesting him to take appropriate action urgently against Justice Ganguly for his "alleged misconduct".

"Today (Friday), it is reported in the media that the three-judge panel of the Hon'ble Supreme Court has indicted him, prima facie, guilty of the charges levelled against him," Banerjee said.

"On this basis, I have sent another letter today (Friday) to the Hon'ble President of India for taking urgent necessary action, so that Shri Ganguly is removed from his office at the earliest," she said.

The three-judge panel of the apex court had indicted Justice Ganguly, a former Supreme Court judge, for "unwelcome behaviour" and "conduct of sexual nature" towards a law intern.

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