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Justice Ganguly alleges he was 'badly treated' by Supreme Court

Kolkata:  Justice A K Ganguly, who quit as Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, today attacked the Supreme Court over the inquiry by its three-judge panel into the sexual assault allegations against him,
India TV News Desk January 08, 2014 17:54 IST
India TV News Desk
Kolkata:  Justice A K Ganguly, who quit as Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, today attacked the Supreme Court over the inquiry by its three-judge panel into the sexual assault allegations against him, saying he was “very badly and unfairly” treated.

Claiming that he quit in “disgust”, the 66-year-old former Supreme Court judge also said he would prefer jail to filing a defamation case against the law intern who levelled the sexual harassment allegation, as she was his student.

“I will never do anything against someone who was my student. I would rather go to jail,” Ganguly told reporters when asked whether he would file a defamation case against the intern.

Ganguly, who quit in the wake of mounting pressure after he was indicted by a three-member panel of judges of the Supreme Court, denied any wrong doing and alleged he was not given a fair chance by the apex court.

“I have been very badly and unfairly treated by the Supreme Court. I was not given a fair chance by the Supreme Court panel,” he told a media house.

Stating that Supreme Court jurisdiction doesn't apply on a retired judge, he also questioned the appointment of the panel.