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Presidential reference against Ganguly approved by Cabinet

New Delhi: The process for removal of Justice A K Ganguly as the head of West Bengal Human Rights Commission chief today moved a step forward with the Union Cabinet approving a proposal for sending
PTI January 02, 2014 22:02 IST
PTI
New Delhi: The process for removal of Justice A K Ganguly as the head of West Bengal Human Rights Commission chief today moved a step forward with the Union Cabinet approving a proposal for sending a Presidential reference to the Supreme Court on the issue.

The Cabinet approved the proposal of the Home Ministry on sending the reference for a probe into allegation of sexual harassment against the retired apex court judge.  

“The proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs has been approved. I have nothing further to report on that now,” Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters while briefing on the Cabinet decisions.

When pressed further, he said the Home Ministry would brief on the matter “at an appropriate time”.  

The proposal will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee who will then send the matter to the Chief Justice of India seeking a probe into the issue based on the three points raised in the reference.