Advances Came After Offer Of Drinks At Hotel
Dhananjay Mahapatra TNN
New Delhi: The law graduate,whose sensational sexual harassment accusation against Justice A K Ganguly was inquired into by a three-judge fact-finding committee,had told the inquiry panel that the retired Supreme Court judge made advances towards her despite her clear disapproval,and asserted that she had evidence to back up her charge.
Giving details of the days events,the law graduate alleged before the three-judge committee,set up by Chief Justice P Sathasivam,that she was repeatedly requested by Justice Ganguly to come to afive-star hotel in central Delhi to help him as a research assistant when he,as the oneman committee appointed by the All India Football Federation (AIFF),was inquiring into I-League violence during a match between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal clubs.
Justice Ganguly had given his report to the AIFF holding that Mohun Bagan had breached clause 22 of the ILeague Regulation 2012-2013 by refusing to continue playing in the second half,thereby forcing abandonment of the 10th round match against East Bengal on December 9.
Sources close to the law graduate said,in her affidavit to the inquiry committee,she alleged that after AIFF officials left the room,Justice Ganguly offered her wine while himself having a few glasses saying it was customary to drink wine on the eve of Christmas.
In her affidavit,she gave a detailed account of how the retired judge made advances towards her despite her clear and vocal disapproval of his conduct.She alleged that after she rushed out of the hotel room,the retired judge followed her down to the lobby uttering apologies.
WHAT SHE TOLD THE PANEL
Sexual advances made on Christmas eve last year at Delhis Le Meredien Hotel,ex-intern alleged in her affidavit to inquiry panel Said Justice A K Ganguly (pic) repeatedly requested her to come to the hotel,help him with a case Judge allegedly asked her to stay back after a meeting Drank wine and offered her some,she claimed,made sexual advances though she objected Said she ran out of room;he followed