New Delhi: Prof. Prabhakar Sinha, National President of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) has urged to Justice (retired) A.K. Ganguly to resign from the post of Chairperson of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission immediately. In a statement issued by Prof. Sihna said, Mr. Ganguly should do that in order to “uphold the dignity of the high office that he holds and also to uphold the rule of law.”
“In view of the a committee of three Supreme Court judges holding Justice (Retired) Mr. A.K. Ganguly guilty of “an act of unwelcome behaviour (unwelcome verbal /non verbal conduct of sexual nature) with an intern, the PUCL urges Justice Mr. Ganguly to gracefully tender his resignation from the post of the Chairperson of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission to uphold the dignity of the high office that he holds and also to uphold the rule of law,” read the statement signed by PUCL President.
Justice A K Ganguly, a retired Supreme Court judge who heads West Bengal Human Rights Commission, was indicted on 5th December by a three-judge committee, which found the law graduate’s allegation that he had subjected her to “unwelcome sexual behaviour” in December last year.