Justice Shukla, who was heading a division bench in the high court, had allegedly defied the categorical restraint orders passed by a CJI-led bench of the apex court last year .
Giving the CJI a clean chit, the in-house committee had said there was ‘no substance’ in the allegations made by the complainant.
SC lawyer Meera Bhatia said that the decision could have been seen as fair and unbiased only if 'there was a neutral person of eminence in the committee that carried out the probe.'
'What's the urgency': SC to hear plea seeking CBI FIR into alleged conspiracy to 'fix' CJI in due course
Sharma, who initially told the court that his plea be listed for hearing on May 8, later told the bench that he was not seeking an urgent listing of the matter.
The former Attorney General said that it was an in-house committee, and that in-house meant from within the Supreme Court.
It is imperative that justice is done to all parties concerned, appropriate procedures are followed and investigation conducted into the CJI's concern that there is some bigger force involved.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bar Association also condemned the allegations and said it was an attempt to target top Indian judiciary and the entire bar stood in support of the CJI.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Gogoi was constituted after a sworn affidavit by the woman copies of which were sent to the residences of 22 SC judges became public on Saturday.
Independence of judiciary under threat, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi after woman accuses him of sexual harassment
There was a larger conspiracy to destabilise the judiciary which has remained independent, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi recuses from hearing plea challenging Nageswara Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief
The CJI said he would be part of the PM Modi-led high-powered selection committee to choose the new CBI director.
With a little over 10 months left for the present Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s retirement, in November 2019, India will see 7 Chief Justices in a span of six years.
The country's topmost judge had also stated that he would be evolving a plan to tackle pendency of cases.
Justice Gogoi was among the four senior-most judges who had in January criticised the then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, especially the manner of allocation of cases to certain benches.