Surbhi Karwa cited the manner in which sexual harassment allegations made by a female employee at the Supreme Court against CJI Ranjan Gogoi was handled by the court as the reason for not wanting to receive the award from the CJI.
The Haryana Higher Education Department has also taken note of the incident and suspended the three accused on the basis of a "primary report". The high-level inquiry committee formed to probe the matter has also been directed to submit its report within a week.
He had been acquitted in a sexual harassment case around two months ago. Police initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code after recording statements of his family members.
JNU’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has already given a clean chit to Johri, saying he posed “no threat” to the complainants, and instead it was the complainants who, along with others, had threatened Johri and his family.