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Court closes cheating case against SC staffer who complained against CJI

The complainant, Naveen Kumar, had filed a Rs 50,000 cheating case against the woman employee who was accused of cheating, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2019 13:20 IST
Richa Banka
Richa Banka
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi
Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi(PTI file photo)
         

A Delhi court has closed an alleged cheating case against the Supreme Court staffer who had accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of harassment. The court order in the Rs 50,000 cheating case came after the complainant told the judge he was satisfied with the investigation conducted by the police.

The complainant, Naveen Kumar, had filed a Rs 50,000 cheating case against the woman employee who was accused of cheating, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy. The woman was also arrested by the police on March 10 and granted bail on March 12 after which the investigation was transferred to the Crime Branch of the Delhi police.

On September 16, Naveen Kumar, was present in the court along with the Investigating officer Mukesh Antil when the court took up the closure report filed by the police last week.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana accepted the closure report after the complainant Naveen Kumar, told the court that he does not want to pursue the case further and the report may be accepted.

“…..complainant stated that he is satisfied with the investigation conducted by the police in this case. He also stated that he does not want to file a protest petition and therefore the closure report must be accepted as he does not want to pursue the case,” the judge said in his order of September 16.

The court accepted the statement of the complainant while closing the case.

“In view of the facts and circumstances, statement given by the complainant and the investigation conducted by the police in the present case, the Closure report filed in the present case is hereby accepted,” the court said in its order.

In April this year, the woman employee had alleged sexual harassment by the CJI, following which an in-house committee was constituted to decide on the claims made by her. Later, the panel had given a clean chit to Gogoi.

First Published: Sep 19, 2019 13:07 IST

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