'Was offered Rs 1.5 crores to frame CJI in sexual harassment case'
New Delhi : An advocate on Monday filed a plea in Supreme Court claiming that he was offered a huge sum of Rs 1.5 crores to frame a false case of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India. He said that the offer was brought by a man named Ajay.
Supreme Court lawyer Utsav Bains said that the man, who was claiming of representing a former employee, had also asked him to arrange a press conference at the Press Club of India to frame the CJI.
Mr Bains said he rejected the offer in one go, after that the man became evasive and out of reach when was posted questions on how he is connected with the woman.
He said a judicial inquiry was required into the alleged plot to affect the independence of the judiciary.
According to a report by the Hindu, a reliable person has told the lawyer that a 'corporate figure' had tried and failed with the CJI “to get a favourable order in a high-profile case.” This person had also tried unsuccessfully to get the case transferred, Mr. Bains said.
He had then ‘ganged up’ with an ‘alleged fixer’ to frame the CJI to “pressure him to resign”, the lawyer added.