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After Justice A K Ganguly, another former Supreme Court judge has been blamed for sexually harassing his intern in 2011.

According to an Indian Express report, the indictment of Justice Ganguly bolstered confidence of the law intern to complain about the then sitting judge of the apex court to Chief Justice of India, P Sathasivam.

However, she was reportedly told by the CJI that he could do little about the incident as a 5 December decision of the court said that 'representations made against former judges of this court are not entertainable by the administration of the Supreme Court'.

CJI Justice Sathasivam advised her to 'take appropriate action under law,' after which she is set to file a petition seeking action against the former judge

The woman joined the former judge for internship in May 2011 and after he allegedly sexually assaulted her she was 'strongly disturbed and upset' and left the internship mid-way. She confided in her close friends and family about the incident.

On 6 November, a lawyer blogged about being sexually assaulted by Justice Ganguly while interning for him in December 2012, after the judge had retired.

The probe by a committee of three judges was constituted that disclosed his name and statements made by the two parties, which indicted Justice Ganguly for an act of 'unwelcome behaviour (unwelcome verbal/non-verbal conduct of sexual nature)'.

He resigned from his post as Chairman of Human Rights Commission of West Bengal this week to 'avoid controversy' and denied the allegations levelled against him.

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