Retired Chief Justice Markandey Katju continuing his scathing attacks, lashed out on the former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi after his appointment in Rajya Sabha. Katju on twitter responded fiercely calling him a ‘sexual pervert’.
He wrote, “I have been a lawyer for 20 years and a judge for another 20. I have known many good judges and many bad judges. But I have never known any judge in the Indian judiciary as shameless and disgraceful as this sexual pervert Ranjan Gogoi. There was hardly any vice which was not in this man.
And now this rascal and rogue is going to adorn the Indian Parliament.”
Earlier in January, he called Gogoi ‘Rascal and Rogue’ on the decision of Supreme Court reinstating the woman, who had been dismissed after alleging Gogoi for sexual misconduct. The case caught the spark when the lady wrote an application to 22 judges of the Supreme Court addressing the misconduct faced by her from Ranjan Gogoi and soon after she filed a complaint, her husband and brother in law who were posted in Delhi Police were suspended. Reacting to the situation, a one man panel of A.K. Patnaik was appointed to probe the allegations of sexual misconduct on Gogoi. Sources say that a lawyer informed secretly that Patnaik was offered Rs.1.5 Crore to prove the accusations as false.
Justice Kurian Joseph also criticised the decision of the Supreme Court and reiterated that Gogoi has hampered the ‘Nobel principles of Judiciary’.
Justice Shah, who is also a former chairman of Law Commission of India in an interview said that the appointment of Ranjan Gogoi in Rajya Sabha clearly a ‘quid pro quo’.
Justice Sodhi in an interview said that ‘A judge shall not accept post retirement jobs at all as it hampers the integrity of Judiciary’.
In the recent past Katju lashed out Gogoi saying “CJI Gogoi was blot on Judiciary, but other SC judges equally culpable”
When former Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra misbehaved in the allocating cases in the Supreme Court, Gogoi protested and organized an open press conference for disgracing Justice Deepak Misra.
However, when Gogoi did the misconduct, no voice of dissent appeared.
In the shameful MISA Act (ADM Jabalpur vs Shivakant Shukla). there stood a strong dissenting voice of Justice H.R. Khanna, whereas during the shameful judgment of Ayodhya, nobody thought about justice and the judgment was unanimous.
Gogoi was a Chief Justice, but all the judges hold equal power and responsibility towards the nation and why did their conscience allow them to prevail the injustice.
- There were five Supreme Court justices on the Ayodhya bench. It was of course expected of Gogoi to have done as he was told by the Union government. But how could the other four justices have agreed to such an outrageous verdict? Where were the inner voices and scruples of these four justices? Or had the justices handed them over to Gogoi?
- Rejecting the bail plea of columnist Abhijit Iyer Mitra in October 2018.
- The low grade manner in which former CBI director Alok Verma was treated by the Supreme Court bench.
According to Katju, Why everyone is acting like Bheeshma Pitamah, watching the ‘Cheer-Haran’?
Justice Katju retired in 2011 from Supreme Court. Gogoi retired on November 16, a week after pronouncing the verdict in the Ayodhya Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid case along with justices Sharad Arvind Bobde, Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer.
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