President should remove Justice Ganguly from WBHRC
Kolkata: A group of lawyers and retired judges today took out a protest march demanding that retired Supreme Court judge A K Ganguly, accused of sexually harassing a law intern, be removed as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
“Ganguly must resign immediately to respect the institution of Human Rights Commission. If he doesn’t resign, he should be removed by the President who has the power to do so,” said Joydeep Mukherjee, Secretary of the All India Legal Aid Forum, which took out a protest march to the retired judge’s office said.
He also demanded that the Delhi Police register a suo moto FIR in the alleged incident which took place at a Delhi hotel on the night of December 24, 2012.
A meeting was held at Mayo Road before a procession was taken out to Justice Ganguly’s office. It was attended by retired judge of the Gujarat High Court and former Lokayukta of Gujarat S M Soni and president of International Council of Jurists Adish C Aggarwala, besides lawyers.
In a letter to Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam, he had yesterday alleged that there was a concerted move to tarnish his image because of certain judgements he had delivered in the past against ‘powerful quarters’.