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'Sexually harassed' by judge, victim approaches SC/ST panel

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Amritsar, December 21, 2013
First Published: 20:25 IST(21/12/2013) | Last Updated: 20:26 IST(21/12/2013)

A woman, aged around 40, on Saturday approached the National Commission for SC/ ST vice-chairman, Raj Kumar Verka, seeking justice in connection with her case pertaining to sexual harassment by the judge of a local court.

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The victim, a peon, and Verka demanded that the case be heard by a fast track court.

"The case is around three years old and is sub-judice. However, I gave her a hearing on humanitarian grounds even as the case does not fall in my purview," said Verka.

He said the woman, a widow, had earlier charged a judge posted in a court here for sexually harassing her.
"The woman has alleged that the judge called her to his house and asked her to massage his feet. Thereafter, he allegedly misbehaved with her. When she objected to this, he threatened to get her dismissed from her job. The victim then approached court," he said.

Later, the accused judge got her suspended on the charges of not wearing proper uniform," Verka added. 
"I shall write to the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court to put the case before a fast track court so that justice can be done at the earliest," he said.

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