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Ganguly quits Bengal human rights panel

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 06, 2014

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice (Retd) A.K. Ganguly has stepped down from his post as West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC), sources said.

Ganguly reportedly tendered his resignation during a meeting with West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan on Monday evening at the Raj Bhavan.

Neither Ganguly nor Raj Bhavan sources confirmed the development.

However, agency reports claimed that Ganguly stepped down as the WBHRC Chairman.

Accused of harassing a law intern, Ganguly has been in the eye of a storm with pressure mounting on him to step down from the post of a WBHRC Chairman.

The intern’s allegations created a media furore; with a section of lawyers, politicians and activists calling for the country’s top court to investigate the incident and for the accused judge to be named publicly.

Three days ago, Ganguly stepped down from the post of honorary professor of the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS). He quit the post after some members expressed their reservation over his continuation.

abhishek.l@thehindu.co.in

ayan.pramanik@thehindu.co.in

Published on January 06, 2014

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