PIL filed in Supreme Court on woman judge issue

New Delhi, Aug 4 : A PIL was today filed in the Supreme Court seeking lodging of an FIR and judicial inquiry to take action on the complaint of a woman judge of Gwalior who has accused a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge of sexually harassing her due to which she had to quit judicial service.

The PIL also sought suspension of the judge of the Gwalior bench of the high court, who had allegedly sexually harassed the woman judge, during the pendency of the inquiry. ”To appoint a judicial inquiry by this court itself consisting justices of the Supreme Court in the impugned scenario for further action/prosecution in accordance of law /IPC as well as within the directions issued in the Vishakha judgement to provide complete justice to the petitioner,” the petition, filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, said.