The following is a note issued by The Wire on October 17, 2018.
On October 15, 2018, the Internal Complaints Committee of The Wire took note of an allegation posted on Facebook by Nishtha Jain against its consulting editor Vinod Dua and contacted her to request she send a formal complaint so that it could be processed.
No complaint has been received from Ms Jain yet.
The Wire has informed Ms Jain that at The Wire‘s request, four persons have kindly agreed to be members of an external committee to investigate/examine her complaint in a timebound manner. These four persons are a retired justice of the Supreme Court, a retired justice of a high court, a retired Indian Foreign Service officer and a retired professor.
An external committee has been set up to obviate issues of jurisdiction of the ICC with regard to an incident that may be seen as beyond its remit, and also to ensure that the proceedings are conducted by persons of unimpeachable integrity and impartiality.
Once we have the consent of both parties, we will make the names of the external committee members public.
October 17, 2018