MoEF is the nodal agency for NGT and has taken this stand in response to a petition filed by the alleged victim before the Supreme Court. In her petition, the alleged victim has challenged Supreme Court’s administrative decision of December 5 last year not to act upon complaints against retired judges including justice Kumar.
The harassment allegedly took place when justice Kumar was a sitting SC judge. She also wanted the SC to order justice Kumar’s removal as NGT chairman.
The MoEF’s affidavit stated: “..the alleged misconduct of the present chairperson does not pertain to nor is in any way relatable to the period during which he has been holding the office.”