Cong seeks FIR against Ganguly

The party also felt he should step down from the post of chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission on moral grounds.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 7, 2013 12:52 am

The Congress Friday said an FIR should be lodged against retired Supreme Court judge A K Ganguly,a day after a Supreme Court panel which looked into the sexual harassment allegations against the retired judge found him prima facie guilty of “unwelcome behaviour” and “unwelcome conduct of sexual nature” with the young lawyer who was interning with him in December 2012.

The party also felt he should step down from the post of chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission on moral grounds. “The three-member committee of the Supreme Court has concluded that he indulged in unwelcome conduct of sexual nature with the intern. Now an FIR has to be lodged and the law should take its course,” Congress women’s wing president Shobha Oza told The Indian Express.

Congress general secretary Ambika Soni too said those occupying high offices must step down when faced with such allegations as it only increases their moral stature. “The accusation of wrong behaviour is the same whether you are serving or retired. The accusation does not change… Secondly,we expect those who occupy or who have occupied high offices to show certain high moral ground. I feel that if a person occupies such a high office,even if he feels he did not do the wrong thing,steps down,he increases his stature than reducing it,” Soni said.

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