ITEM NO.1 COURT NO.1 SECTION PIL
S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO.15 OF 2014 X Petitioner(s) VERSUS SEC. GEN., SUPREME COURT OF INDIA & ORS Respondent(s) (With appln. for protecting the identity of the petitioner and with office report) WITH CRL.M.P. NO....OF 2014 IN W.P.(CRL.) NO.15 OF 2014 (With appln.(s) for intervention) Date: 15/01/2014 This Petition was called on for hearing today CORAM : HON'BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RANJAN GOGOI HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SHIVA KIRTI SINGH For Petitioner(s) Mr. Harish N. Salve, Sr. Adv. Ms. Vrinda Grover, Adv. Mr. Purushottam Sharma Tripathi, AOR Ms. Filza Moonis, Adv. Mr. Ravi C. Prakash, Adv. Mr. Mukesh Kr. Singh, Adv. Mr. L. Nidhiram Sharma, Adv. Mr. Durga Dutt, Adv. For Respondent(s)/ Mr. Mohan Parasaran, S.G.U.O.I. Mr. R.K. Khanna, ASG, Ms. Sukhbeer Kour Bajwa, Adv.
Mr. V.N. Subramaniam, Adv. Mr. Aviral Saxena, Adv. Mr. Shailender Saini, Adv. Ms. Seema Rao, Adv. Ms. Priyanka Sinha, Adv. Mr. Harish Prabhakar, Adv. Mr. Anirudh Tanwarn, Adv. Mr. Mohit Nagar, Adv. Mr. S.N. Terdal, Adv. For Intervenor Mr. Shekhar Naphade, Sr. Adv.Ms. Kamini Jaiswal, Adv. Ms. Vrinda Grover, Adv. Mr. Abhimanue Shrestha,
Adv.Mr. Krishna Tiwari, Adv. UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following O R D E R Crl.M.P. for protecting the identity of the petitioner is allowed.
On going through various prayers made, particularly, in the lght of the assertion made with reference to the prayer (d) of the writ petition, that "as on date there is no mechanism to enquire into the complaints of sexual harassment against all judicial officers, sitting or retired judges, whether while holding office or not", we are inclined to consider these aspects. Accordingly, we issue notice to the respondent Nos.1 to 3, returnable on 14th February, 2014.
Mr. Mohan Parasaran, learned Solicitor General, accepts notice on behalf of the respondent No.3.
We also issue notice to learned Attorney General for India. Criminal miscellaneous petition for intervention is taken on board and is allowed.
In addition to the same, in view of the importance of the issues raised and to formulate a permanent mechanism, we seek assistance of Mr. Fali S. Nariman and Mr. P.P. Rao, senior members of the Bar, to act as Amicus Curiae. Office is directed to supply copy of the petition and all connected papers to the learned Amicus Curiae and the Attorney General.
It is made clear that at this moment, we are not expressing any opinion on the averments/allegations made by the petitioner against the respondent No.2.
Dasti, in addition, is permitted.
List the matter on 14th February, 2014. (Chetan Kumar) | |(Savita Sainani) |Court Master | |Assistant Registrar