"Justice Ganguly spoke to me over telephone and said that he is thinking of resigning (as WBHRC chief)," former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee said on being asked about reports that the former Supreme Court judge has written to him on this issue.
    
Sorabjee said he had told Justice Ganguly that it will be a "wise decision" to resign.
    
Justice Ganguly's telephonic conversation with Sorabjee came close on the heels of the Union Cabinet last week approving a proposal for sending a Presidential reference to the Supreme Court on the issue, which was seen as a step towards his removal as WBHRC chairman.
    
A three-judge Supreme Court panel had indicted Justice Ganguly by holding that the statement of the intern, both written and oral, had prima facie disclosed "an act of unwelcome behaviour (unwelcome verbal/non-verbal conduct of sexual nature)" by the judge with her in Le Meridien hotel room on December 24 last year.
    
Justice Ganguly has denied the allegations of the law intern and blamed "powerful interests" of trying to tarnish his image due to certain judgments delivered by him.
    
In a letter to Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam last month, Justice Ganguly said he had never harassed the law intern nor made any unwelcome advances towards her or any other female intern.
    
When contacted in Kolkata, Justice Ganguly was non-committal. "Lets see," was his answer when asked by a news agency about his future course of action in the case.
    
The former Supreme Court judge refused to elaborate anything further.

(Agencies)

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