The former Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Ganguly on 6 January 2014 resigned as the Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC). He resigned following allegations of sexual harassment by a law intern.
He submitted his resignation letter to the M K Narayanan, the Governor of the West Bengal when he met him in the Raj Bhavan. He had a 45-minute long meeting with the Governor.
His decision of resigning came following the Presidential reference to the Supreme Court was issued by the Union Cabinet Justice Ganguly's decision to quit came close on the heels of the Union Cabinet on the issue. The issued Presidential reference was seen as a step towards his removal as WBHRC chairman.
This step of resign by the former Justice of Supreme Court has been welcomed by majority of legal fraternity and Attorney General Soli Sorabjee considered the step as good by Justice (retired) Ganguly.
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