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Retd Justice Ganguly had accepted hospitality of Pak national in Karachi

New Delhi: The chairperson of West Bengal State Human Rights Commission retired Justice A K Ganguly, facing charge of sexual harassment of an intern, had accepted the hospitality of a Pakistani national named Faisal Siddiqui
India TV News Desk January 03, 2014 9:37 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The chairperson of West Bengal State Human Rights Commission retired Justice A K Ganguly, facing charge of sexual harassment of an intern, had accepted the hospitality of a Pakistani national named Faisal Siddiqui while in Karachi from June 3 to 6 this year.

The Home Ministry has pointed out that under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, Justice Ganguly was an Indian public servant, and his staying at Park Lane, Block 5 in Clifton, Karachi, qualified as accepting "foreign hospitlity" without taking prior permission from the Centre or the West Bengal Governor, though it was required under Rule 6 of the WB Human Rights Commission Rules.

The retired Supreme Court judge was a "guest" of Pakistani national Faisal Siddiqui.

The Home Ministry has also said that Justice Ganguly's air tickets were paid for by an NGO Socio Legal Information Centre based in Delhi.

The ministry has also said that Ganguly took paid employment when he conducted arbitration proceedings for the All India Football Federation while serving as WBHRC chairperson, an offence which can lead to his removal by the President under Sec 23(2) of National Human Rights Commission Act.