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Can Swatanter Kumar be removed from NGT because of intern’s written complaint, SG asked

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) asked solicitor general Mohan Parasaran if National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairperson Swatanter Kumar can face removal proceedings based on treating the SC sexual harassment petition against him as “written complaint”, reported the Indian Express.

An ex-intern of the former Supreme Court justice had filed a petition in the SC for action against Kumar, alleging that he had sexually harassed her during her internship with him. The NGT Act empowers the MoEF to remove Kumar from the post of chairperson if it is found that he has “abused his position so as to render his continuance in office prejudicial to public interest”.

However, the government can only initiate removal proceedings after receiving a written complaint against the chairperson. The SC has not yet given any opinion on the ex-intern’s allegations.

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