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Supreme Court throws out appeal seeking inquiry against former CJI Ranjan Gogoi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed as infructuous a plea seeking an in-house probe into alleged acts of “commission and omission” by former CJI Ranjan Gogoi during his tenure as Supreme Court judge.

The bench, comprising Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai, and Krishna Murari, observed that since Justice Gogoi has demitted office, the petition has become infructuous.

The plea was filed by Arun Ramachandra Hubalikar in 2018. However, it came up for hearing only today.

On being questioned by the bench  regarding the delay in the petition, the petitioner submitted  that he had filed his petition  two years ago, but  was not listed earlier despite “dozens of reminder letters” sent by him to the Registry.

Justice (Retd) Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India and had a tenure of over 13 months.

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He superannuated in November, 2019. His tenure as judge and as CJI was marked by controversies and personal allegations. He also faced allegations of sexual harassment, of which he was later cleared.

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