CJI Row: Delhi Police Detains Protesters Third Day in A Row
An In-House Inquiry Committee has given a clean chit to CJI Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment case.
Protesters were detained from Central Delhi’s Mandi House on day 3 of protests against the alleged failure of “due process” in the CJI sexual harassment case.
It is reported that at least 100 people have been detained and were taken to Mandi Marg Police Station. On Tuesday, a total of 52 women activists and lawyers were detained from outside the Supreme Court and were released after almost 3.5 hours.
Delhi Police PRO Madhur Verma told The Quint that the women were detained because Section 144 CrPC is always in place in Central Delhi. Verma claimed that the Delhi Police had initially asked the women on 7 May to move the protest to Jantar Mantar as it is the designated site for protests.
Detained Protesters Released
At least 100 protesters, who were detained from Mandi House on Friday, 10 May, have been released from Mandi Marg Police Station. One of the protesters who was detained said that every single process seemed to be designed to close the matter and shut down as soon as possible.
“This is absurd, disgusting,” he said, adding that large number of enforcement resources were mobilsed and at least 120 protesters were detained within half an hour of the protest being started.
Protesters Detained by Delhi Police From Mandi House
Amid heavy security by Delhi Police in the national capital, women held protests for the third day in a row. After two warnings, the police detained women protesters from Mandi House, and it is reported, they were being loaded in a bus and taken away to Mandi Marg Police Station again.
It is reported that at least 100 protesters have been detained. It is also reported that one of the protesters was hurt.
The women protesters continue to protest outside Mandi Marg Police Station.
Injustice Done to SC, Complainant in Case Against CJI: Shourie
The Judges of the In-House Inquiry Committee of the apex court, which gave clean chit to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on the allegations of sexual harassment against him, has done grave "injustice to the complainant, the CJI and the Supreme Court as an institution," former Union Minister Arun Shourie said on Wednesday.
Shourie alleged that the members of the inquiry panel were acting as the "members of a club".
"In the current controversy in sexual harassment allegations made against the CJI, the three judges who were asked to investigate the matter have behaved like the members of a club. They have done grave injustice to the complainant, the CJI and to the Supreme Court as an institution," he said.
On Day 2 of Protests Against Clean Chit to CJI, Cops Detain 17 Activists Citing Sec 144
Around 17 people were detained from Central Delhi’s Rajiv Chowk on day 2 of protests against the alleged failure of “due process” in the CJI sexual harassment case.
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