Advocate barred from Supreme Court for sexual harassment

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supreme court of indiaNEW DELHI, April 22- Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam has passed an order debarring a lawyer from the entering the Supreme Court premises for six months as he was found guilty of sexual harassment by the Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC) of the apex Court.

The CJI passed this order after taking into consideration the report of GSICC dated March 4, which unanimously accepted the report of the internal sub-committee dated February 21, recommending prohibition of entry to C.S. Nagesh into the court precincts for a specified period extending up to a maximum period of one year.

The CJI said: “In the first instance, six-month bar on entry into the Supreme Court precincts would suffice considering the fact that, except the instant case, no other incident of this nature relating to Mr. Nagesh has been reported. This penalty, in my view, would not only allow him to redeem himself but would also operate as a deterrent against him.”

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