In X v. Airport Authority of India and Ors (W.P.(C) 9798/2022), the Delhi High Court on 04.07.2022 directed to redact the name of the Petitioner in the memo of parties as well as the pleadings and annexures since the present petition concerns a complaint of sexual harassment.
The Petitioner was seeking to challenge the investigation report of the Internal Complaints Committee submitted to her on 15 September 2021.
- Exemption has been granted by the High Court of Delhi to the petitioner from filing certified, legible copy of annexures.
- At the outset, the court asked the counsel for the Petitioner as to whether the appeal mechanism provided under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 was availed by the Petitioner or not. In response thereto, the counsel for the Petitioner stated that no appeal remedy is available under the service rules, however, an appeal would lie before the Chairperson, AAI under Section 18 of the Act. The counsel referred to e-mail communications sent to the Chairman, AAI and submitted that no hearing was given to the Petitioner.
- The High Court asked the counsel for the petitioner to redact the name of the Petitioner in the memo as well as the pleadings and annexures since the present petition concerns a complaint of sexual harassment in accordance with the order dated 19-11-2022 in Prof. Ajay Tiwari v. University of Delhi & Ors (LPA 94/2021) wherein the name of the Petitioner was withheld for the sake of propriety
- The court directed the Registry to reflect the cause title in the cause list as “Ms. X v. Airports Authority of India & Ors.”.