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Now, former A-G supports Ganguly

Noted jurist and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee on Sunday said there was no need for former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly to resign as chief of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission following allegations of sexual harassment against him.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2013 00:11 IST
AK Ganguly

Noted jurist and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee on Sunday said there was no need for former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly to resign as chief of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission following allegations of sexual harassment against him.

In response to a question on Devil’s Advocate programme telecast on CNN IBN, that whether Ganguly should step down, Sorabjee replied: “No. I don’t think so. Because he (Ganguly) says these allegations are baseless. Why should he?... We are in the realm of accusations”.

Speaking to Karan Thapar, the veteran jurist said: “Suppose it transpires that these allegations were unfounded.... Suppose that happens and later it is found that allegations were not correct. Then?” Sorabjee said he did not agree with the argument that a person facing allegations must quit.

“If your logic is accepted, anyone in important position must resign when an allegation is made, which the man denies. I can understand admission... yes, sorry I did that. Dangerous precedent,” Sorabjee said.