Sexual Assault case hits BJP, Sushma-Swamy differ over Justice Ganguly

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Sexual Assault: BJP divided over Ganguly
New Delhi, Dec 3: Sexual assault cases have made headlines across the country and now another case involving Justice AK Ganguly seems to have hit the main opposition party -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Amid the debate over his resignation from West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC), two senior leaders of the party -- Sushma Swaraj and Subramanian Swamy expressed different opinions.

While Swaraj claimed that the accused Justice must resign from the post, her party colleague Swamy said he must not. Turning up to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Swaraj earlier had tweeted, "I strongly feel that Justice AK Ganguly should resign as Chairman of WB Human Rights Commission."

On the contrary, Swamy said, "Anyone can make allegations. Why should Justice Ganguly resign? There is no FIR. The law intern has only made allegations. Justice Ganguly shouldn't resign on the basis of allegations."

Anyone can make allegations. Why should Justice Ganguly resign? There is no FIR

Meanwhile, rejecting to accept such grave allegations against him, Justice Ganguly said, "I am shattered and shocked. I deny all the charges. She came to my house on a number of occasions. The intern is like a child to me. The intern has worked with me, but she has never raised the issue with me."

"When I was in Delhi, she was in Delhi. I did not force her to come to me, she had dinner with me, she had the liberty to leave. She should have left if she felt uncomfortable. I am a victim of circumstances," he added while expressing his disappointment with the intern.

The law inter, in her blog, accused Justice Ganguly of sexually assaulting her inside a hotel in Delhi at the same time when the country had witnessed a massive protest over Dec 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape incident.

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