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Rights commission chief quits in India sex scandal
State human rights commission chief in India resigns in sexual harassment case
Associated Press
2014-01-07 03:01 AM

KOLKATA, India (AP) -- An official says a retired judge has resigned as a state human rights commission chairman following allegations of sexual harassment by a woman law intern.

A government official says A.K. Ganguly handed his resignation to West Bengal state's governor on Monday. The harassment case renewed public outrage over sexual violence in India.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters.

The intern, in an affidavit to a Supreme Court panel, accused Ganguly of asking her to spend a night in his hotel room on the pretext of helping him finish some professional work in December 2012. She declined and wrote about her experience in a blog.

Ganguly denies the charge.

The panel last month indicted Ganguly.

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