The Suprme Court on Friday agreed to consider a plea by a former additional district judge of Gwalior, demanding a fresh inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment levelled by her against a High Court judge.
A bench led by Justice J S Khehar admitted her petition and stayed the ongoing in-house inquiry by a panel set up by the Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice.
The bench issued notices to the registrar generals of the Supreme Court and Madhya Pradesh High Court while also seeking to know why the work from the accused HC Judge should not be withdrawn till an appropriate probe was conducted.
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In its interim order, the court stayed the August 8 order of the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, setting up an inquiry committee to probe her allegations.
In her petition, she has asked the Chief Justice of India to constitute a new committee comprising two Chief Justices from outside the Madhya Pradesh High Court, a High Court judge and a non-judicial member.
She urged the Chief Justice of India to comply with the house procedure adopted by a full court meeting of the Supreme Court on December 15, 1999, as per the Visakha guidelines on combating sexual harassment in the workplace.
The former judge had also pleaded the Supreme Court to order appropriate action against the High Court judge whom she blames for harassing her.
She has also sought her re-instatement with consequential benefits.
Earlier, in a letter to the Chief Justice of India, she had detailed the way in which she was harassed by the High Court judge, who was also the administrative in-charge of Gwalior.
She has alleged that she was posted to a remote area after declining his sexual advances.