TNN | Jan 6, 2014,

KOLKATA: Former Supreme Court Judge A K Ganguly has submitted his resignation as chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission to the West Bengal governor, according to TV channel Times Now. He faces charges of sexually harassing a law intern.Former attorney general Soli Sorabjee on Sunday said that Justice Ganguly had called him over telephone and told that he had been thinking of resigning as chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC).

Justice Ganguly’s talks with Sorabjee came close on the heels of Union Cabinet approving a proposal for sending a Presidential reference to the Supreme Court on the issue, which was seen as a step towards his removal as WBHRC chairman.

A three-judge Supreme Court panel had indicted Justice Ganguly by holding that the statement of the intern, both written and oral, had prima facie disclosed “an act of unwelcome behaviour (unwelcome verbal/non-verbal conduct of sexual nature)” by the judge with her in the Le Meridien hotel room on December 24 last year.

Justice Ganguly has denied the allegations of the law intern and blamed “powerful interests” of trying to tarnish his image due to certain judgments delivered by him.