Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sacked CVC Thomas to file review petition in SC

NEW DELHI: P J Thomas will file a review petition in the Supreme Court next week over its verdict quashing his appointment as CVC, said his counsel on Saturday.

Thomas is seeking a review of the apex court's decision that had quashed his appointment as Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

Thomas has asked for a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court to hear his petition.

The Supreme Court earlier this month set aside PJ Thomas' appointment as head of anti-corruption body Central Vigilance Commission, even as it laid down stringent guidelines for future appointments of central vigilance commissioner.

The SC set aside the September 3, 2010 recommendation for appointment of Thomas as CVC as 'illegal' since the high-powered committee did not consider the pending chargesheet in the palmolein import scam. The court said that the committee's recommendation on appointment of Thomas "does not exist in law".  

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