Another setback: Supreme Court rejects plea in support of AK Ganguly

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Another setback: Supreme Court rejects plea in support of AK Ganguly
Kolkata, Jan 7: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking to quash the complaint of sexual harassment against former judge AK Ganguly by a former intern.

Now that the court has indicted the retired judge, the President is expected to order his removal as the Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission.

Ganguly is under intense political pressure to step down. Politicians and National Women's Commission have slammed Ganguly, demanding his resignation.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking Ganguly's removal.

On Sunday, media had reported that Ganguly is reportedly planning to step down as the chief of the West Bengal human rights panel. Sources say the 66-year-old former judge doesn't want to face the embarrassment of a Presidential reference seeking his removal as head of the commission and is likely to submit his resignation to Governor MK Narayanan soon.

Ganguly has denied the allegations, and challenged the committee's findings in a letter to the Chief Justice of India, P Sathasivam.

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