India's chief justice cleared of sexual harassment complaint

A court inquiry has cleared India's chief justice of sexual harassment allegations made by a former employee at his official residence in New Delhi.

The inquiry committee says it found no substance to the allegations by a 35-year-old woman against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

The Supreme Court did not give any other details. It said on Monday that the report by Justices S.A. Bobde, Indira Banerjee and Indu Malhotra would not be made public.

Gogoi appeared on Wednesday before the inquiry committee and denied the allegations. The woman earlier withdrew from the inquiry, saying she felt she was not likely to get justice from the committee.

Last year, Indian actresses and writers took to social media with allegations of sexual harassment and assault in a growing #MeToo movement.