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Sexual harassment allegations against CJI: Hearing in suo moto case before Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Rohinton Nariman and Deepak Gupta today.
Advocate Utsav Bains is present in Supreme Court.

This is what Utsav Bains had said in his affidavit before the Supreme Court about the alleged sexual harassment allegations against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

#SupremeCourt #RanjanGogoi
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has reached the Court.

Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Rohinton Nariman and Deepak Gupta assembles, hearing commences.
What do you want to say, Justice Arun Mishra to Utdav Bains.
I am submitting materials in sealed cover to Hon'ble court, Utsav Bains to Supreme Court.
Justice Rohinton Nariman and Arun Mishra going through the new material submitted by @utsavbains
Can you call a responsible investigating officer to our chamber, Justice Arun Mishra.
Attorney General KK Venugopal now reading out the Facebook post of @utsavbains
Let me admit in open court that I am disgusted at the way Bar is divided, submits @utsavbains.

I have never seen such kind of cheap tactics. Why should I remain in the profession, says @utsavbains
Let this be investigated thoroughly by an SIT umder the supervision of Supreme Court, submits Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
I have specific information on how this was planned and I will file one more affidavit, submits @utsavbains
I did not go to police because police is under the State which is ruled by some political party. So let there be a judicial inquiry, submits @utsavbains
If this is true, then it is really...

One was that episode of Tapan Chakraborty and Manav Sharma.

It is the first time CJI is taking such actions. He is taking action after action without fear.

That is tried to be (unclear) by some forces, Justice Arun Mishra.
We should be more concerned about what is there in that affidavit, says Justice Arun Mishra.

We are not going to say anything about the contents of this affidavit, Justice Arun Mishra to @IJaising who seeks audience.

#UtsavBains @utsavbains
Right now we should be concerned more about this affidavit, Justice Arun Mishra.

Also tells Govt that adequate security should be given to @utsavbains

#utsavbains #CJI #SupremeCourt
CBI Director, Commissioner of Police should meet us at 12. 30 today, Supreme Court to Attorney General.
Give him (Utsav Bains) full protection, Justice Arun Mishra
Utsav Bains given liberty to file one more affidavit.

Supreme Court Bench to re- assemble at 3 pm.

Sexual Harassment Allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi: Live Updates from Supreme Court - Give Utsav Bains full protection, Justice Arun Mishra @utsavbains barandbench.com/sexual-harassm…
SC Bench of Justice Arun Mishra, Nariman and Deepak Gupta calls CBI Director, Police Commissioner, IB Chief for in chamber meeting;

Justice Mishra: Contents of Utsav Bains affidavit very serious

@DelhiPolice @utsavbains #SurpemeCourt #UtsavBains

Regular Bench rises; Special Bench hearing the matter will assemble at 3 pm.
Special Bench sits, hearing resumes.
Utsav Bains hands over another sealed cover.
Bench going through the sealed cover.
Two of the conspirators have met, submits Utsav Bains

You said you will file another affidavit?

I will file it tomorrow by 10.30 am tomorrow, says Utsav Bains.


Sr. Adv. Indira Jaising making submissions now.

I am here in person and not representing anyone.

We women lawyers are as much concerned about the judicial independence and integrity of this court, submits @IJaising.
We are as much concerned about it. Our sole concern is that there is an independent inquiry into the affidavit filed by former female employee, says Indira Jaising.
This Bench is constituted for another purpose. We are not hearing anything about Saturday matter, says Rohinton Nariman J.
Indira Jaising says the Bench was constituted on Saturday after those allegations.

I repeat this Bench is hearing only on the affidavit filed by him (Utsav Bains), nothing to do with the other matter, Justice Nariman reiterates firmly.

One inquiry should not prejudice the other, submita Indira Jaising.
He has said that there are fixers. Who are these fixers we need to find out who are these fixers. We will inquire and inquire and inquire and take it to logical conclusion, Justice Arun Mishra.
A lawyer is making such allegations, so we have to inquire and find out whether there is truth. Otherwise the public confidence in institution will go.

If this affidavit is false, then also we will not tolerate this, Justice Arun Mishra.
It is not just about CJI; Trying to fix Benches.

Disgruntled employees coming together, three employees were dismissed; such an action has never been taken before by any CJI, says Justice Arun Mishra.
I really dont understand how a person can make certain allegations and claim rest is privilged, AG KK Venugopal.

Rohinton Nariman J warns Utsav Bains when Bains said that AG is making personal allegations.

"You have no reason to have an iota of doubt on him. He is the most respected member of this Bar. We all look up to him. If you have an iota of doubt we will throw you out", Nariman J.
Since Nariman J. said he will throw me out, I will walk out myself, Utsav Bains says.
Justice Arun Mishra calls him back.

"If anybody attacks me personally, I will respond", Bains.
Nobody is attacking you personally, Mr Venugopal is the greatest gentleman in this court, we all learn from him, Rohinton Nariman J.
Indira Jaising says Utsav Bains came inside Supreme court campus in a car without a sticker.

"How can he do that? All our cars have Supreme court entry sticker. He came in a Jaguar car, Let him admit or deny it", Jaising
Your Lordships should not shut out the Bar, Jaising.

Have we shut you out, Nariman j.

No, Jaising.

Court laughs.
Can we shut you out, Nariman j.

Court laughs again.

I am just another member of the Bar, Jaising.

You are a formidable member, Nariman J.
Court dictating order.

As per Bains' affidavit, three disgruntled employees came together to frame the CJI.
Supreme Court gives time to Utsav Bains to file another affidavit.

Matter to be listed at 10.30 am tomorrow.

Exercise of judicial powers by this Bench will not affect any pending inquiry, Supreme Court makes it clear.
What happened between Justice Arun Mishra, Nariman, Utsav Bains, KK Venugopal and Indira Jaising. @IJaising @utsavbains
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