The woman law intern, who had alleged in a blog that she was sexually harassed by a retired Supreme Court judge, is understood to have informed the three-judge panel inquiring into the incident that she is not interested in legally pursuing the matter further.
According to highly placed legal sources, the intern, without naming the judge, appears to have given this information to the committee comprising Justices R.M. Lodha, H.L. Dattu and Ms. Ranjana Desai during her two-hour deposition at the Supreme Court premises on Monday.
When confronted by the committee about the reason for her highlighting the alleged sexual harassment incident involving the judge concerned in her blog, she is reported to have told the panel members that her intention was to inform the public that such things do happen in high places. She made it clear to the panel that she was not inclined to take up the matter legally; and that her intention was to create awareness. She will depose again on November 20.
The committee was set up by the Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam after the contents of the intern’s blog appeared in a newspaper.