Sexual harassment case: Gwalior former judge says her email account 'hacked'

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Gwalior, Nov 4: The former additional judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, who had alleged that she was sexually harassed by the HC judge in July this year, on Monday told the Supreme Court that her email account has been hacked and all her mails related to the court were deleted.

As per a report published in TOI, senior advocate Indira Jaising, who appeared for the former judge, sought permission from the apex court for filing an application seeking a police probe into the hacking.

The former judge also lodged an FIR at the cyber crime cell in New Delhi, on November 1, Saturday.

In her petition, she has claimed, "On October 31, it was realized by the petitioner that her email account had been hacked by someone, and all her emails were being filtered and were going to some other account. This included all emails pertaining to the above said account, and thus all her correspondence with lawyers, their guidance to her, her instructions to them, etc are being continuously monitored by someone."

"Certain important emails pertaining to the matter at hand have been deleted permanently so as to deprive the petitioner to use them as evidence in her pursuit to justice. The modus operandi seems to be that a separate email account was created by the hacker and it was marked as the 'primary account' in the settings of her Yahoo email account. Thereafter, all her mails were first going to the said account created by the hacker, and also, since the hacker had complete access to her Yahoo account, certain important emails were also deleted."

The shocking case was reported in August this year when the former judge had alleged that she had to resign on July 15, after she was sexually harassed by the sitting Madhya Pradesh High Court judge.

[Gwalior woman additional judge resigns after sexually harassed by MP HC judge]

In her complaint, she had claimed that she was told to dance on an item song and visit the HC judge's bungalow alone.

When she refused, then she was transferred to a remote place in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh, for not fulfilling his aspirations.

She also alleged that he threatened her that "he will spoil her career completely and make sure that she faces ruinous prospects all her life."

However, the accused judge said that he is ready to face death sentence if he is found guilty.

The victim had urged the Chief Justice of India to set up a three-judge committee that would comprises the chief justices of the high courts other than the Madhya Pradesh High Court to probe her allegation.

On August 29, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice JS Kehar also issued notice to the High Court judge and the registrar general of Madhya Pradesh High Court after senior counsel Indira Jaising urged the appointment of a fresh committee comprising two chief justices of high courts and a judge to probe the allegations of sexual harassment.

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