Justice Ranjan Gogoi of the Supreme Court will head the three-member panel set up by Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari for probing the grounds on which 58 members of Rajya Sabha had sought to impeach Justice S K Gangele of Madhya Pradesh.
The MPs, including Digvijaya Singh (Congress), Sitaram Yechury (CPM), Derek O’Brien (TMC) and Ram Gopal Yadav (Samajwadi Party), had submitted a motion to Ansari last April for initiating impeachment proceedings against Justice Gangele for alleged sexual harassment of a woman judge in Gwalior. Ansari had admitted the motion and written to the then Chief Justice of India H L Dattu to nominate a judge of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of a High Court to the probe panel.
- Supreme Court crisis: No meeting held with CJI, judges propose roster reform panel
- Supreme Court crisis: CJI Dipak Misra meets four judges again but chill remains
- Opposition considering if it should move to impeach CJI Dipak Misra, say Sitaram Yechury, Tariq Anwar
- As Opposition mulls CJI impeachment, look at judges who faced proceedings
- The four Supreme Court judges who revolted against CJI Dipak Misra
- Ex-judge’s sexual harassment plea can’t be proved but transfer wrong: Rajya Sabha panel
The committee was re-constituted Tuesday following the retirement of Justice Vikramjit Sen of the Supreme Court on December 31. The committee had been constituted on April 15, 2015. The two members — Chief Justice Manjula Chellur of Kolkata High Court and senior Supreme Court lawyer KK Venugopal — stay put.