Following is the chronology of events relating to the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by a former woman employee of the apex court:
Apr 19: The former woman SC staffer sent a letter, along with affidavits, to 22 apex court judges giving details of the alleged harassment. She claimed that as a junior court assistant, employed with the Supreme Court between May 1, 2014 and December 21, 2018, she was harassed at the CJI's home.
Apr 20: An SC bench, headed by the CJI, holds a hearing on the allegations of sexual harassment and persecution. The CJI recuse himself midway.
Apr 22: Lawyer Utsav Singh Bains claims in the SC that there was a conspiracy to make the CJI resign by "framing him" in a false case of sexual harassment.
Apr 23: Justice S A Bobde, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, appointed to conduct an in-house inquiry into the allegations. Justices N V Ramana and Indira Banerjee are other members.
Apr 24: The complainant expresses reservations over presence of Justice Ramana in the inquiry panel on the ground that he is a close friend of the CJI.
Apr 25: Justice Ramana recuses himself from the three-member panel. Justice Bobde appoints Justice Indu Malhotra into the panel
Apr 25: SC constitutes one-man panel of former apex court judge Justice A K Patnaik to hold inquiry into allegations of larger conspiracy to frame the CJI. Clarifies one-man panel will not go into issue of sexual harassment allegations against CJI.
Apr 26: The woman appears before the in-house inquiry panel.
Apr 29: The woman appears before the in-house inquiry panel for the second time and records her statement.
Apr 30: She appears and later issues press statement that she is walking out of the proceedings of the panel.
May 5: The SC denies media report that Justices RF Nariman and DY Chandrachud met Justice SA Bobde on inquiry into allegations against the CJI.
May 6: The in-house panel finds "no substance" in allegations of sexual harassment against the CJI. A notice by the office of Supreme Court Secretary General said the report of the committee was not liable to be made public.