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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ex-CVC Thomas withdraws plea from HC against his sacking!

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Former Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas - PTI
Former Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas - PTI.

Former CVC P.J. Thomas today withdrew from the Delhi High Court his plea for direction to the Rashtrapati Bhawan to decide his representation against the Supreme Court order sacking him.
"I seek to withdraw my petition," Wills Mathews, the counsel for Thomas told Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, seeking to withdraw his plea from the court.
Mathews withdrew the plea after Justice Endlaw remarked, "You cannot disturb the hierarchy of the judiciary and hence you please go to the same court."
During the hearing, the counsel for Thomas tried to clarify the position saying he did not want to challenge the Supreme Court order before the High Court.
"My prayer is limited to issuance of a direction to the Department of Personnel and Training which has not decided my representation to the President seeking Constitution of a five judge bench to decide afresh my removal from the post," Mathews said.


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