Mentioning the matter before Justice GS Sistani, the lawyers appearing for Justice Kumar also sought an order restraining media from reporting the case, except "fair reporting of court orders".

Justice Sistani marked the matter to another judge, which would come up for hearing on Wednesday afternoon.

The NGT Chairman sought damages of Rs 5 crore from media organizations and the intern.

On January 11, Justice Kumar sent legal notice and warned that he would initiate both criminal and civil defamation suits if the media organisations  failed to apologize within the deadline.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court took up the PIL of the intern for hearing on Wednesday morning and has appointed two senior advocates Fali S Nariman and K K Venugopal as amicus curiae in the alleged sexual harassment case.
The Apex Court has also issued notice seeking reply over setting up of permanent mechanism in judicial bodies to address complains of sexual harassment at workplace.

The notice has been issued to the Centre, Justice Swatanter Kumar, secretary general Supreme Court, and Attorney General GE Vahanvati.

JPN/Agencies

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