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HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times
Kolkata, January 07, 2014
Even as he resigned as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, justice AK Ganguly, who is facing molestation charges, maintained that the complaints against him were “unfounded” and “baseless”. Associates of justice Ganguly told HT stepping down was the only way left to preclude the chances of his being pushed out of office on the basis of the presidential reference that the Union cabinet had finalised on January 2.

According to the rules, if the President referred the matter to the Supreme Court and if the court gave its nod, justice Ganguly would have stood removed from office. West Bengal governor MK Narayanan has forwarded his letter of resignation to the chief secretary. In the letter he stated it had become impossible to continue working with dignity and honour.

“The purported recommendation to the Hon’ble President for my removal, are based on grounds, which, in my opinion, are untenable and misconceived,” he wrote in his letter.

“I would like to affirmatively say that allegations which are appearing against me in the media are unfounded and baseless and I deny the same.”

Meanwhile, following his resignation, the Delhi police have said they will not seek a written complaint from the former law intern who had accused him of sexual harassment.