Law-intern's affidavit, in which she has accused retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly of molesting her, which was made public by Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaisingh raises more questions than answered.
First and foremost is late revelation by the concerned intern. She made allegations after so many months of the alleged incident. Incidentally the alleged incident was in those days of high anger amongst general public when people were out in streets against infamous 16/12 Delhi gang-rape. The intern had most appropriate time to levy allegations in December 2012 itself.
It should also be a matter of enquiry why the intern made allegations public after such a big lapse of time. It may be that whole incident might have been planted to deliberately defame Justice Ganguly who is known for being a tough judge uncomfortable for wrong-doers. The intern had sufficient legal knowledge and courage to report of the alleged incident soon after the episode.
Supreme Court probe-committee in its report has not mentioned if it investigated about the calls allegedly made by Justice AK Ganguly on the next morning of the alleged incident. Neither has it mentioned about the SMS allegedly received by the intern from Justice Ganguly.
There should be a time-limit in which charges of molestation can be levied by a woman. Otherwise persons seated on high posts may always have a psychological fear of facing allegations by lady-staffers working with them. There are sufficient reasons for giving benefit of doubt to Justice AK Ganguly, and it should be left to his own wisdom to resign from post of West Bengal Human Rights Commission or not.
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