NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre and recently appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chaudhary and Vigilance Commissioner (VC) T M Bhasin on a fresh plea challenging the appointments on the ground that the two did not have an unblemished record.
A three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India(CJI) H L Dattu sought their response within two weeks on the PIL filed by NGO Common Cause. It also asked senior counsel Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, to file an application for seeking various records pertaining to the CVC and the VC.
Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani, who also appeared in the case supporting the plea, meanwhile, sought the court’s permission to inspect the records filed by the Centre in this regard. “Records should come to us first and they must be inspected by us first,” the Bench said.
The plea had challenged the appointment of the CVC and the VC, alleging that they did not have a “clean record” and that a “complete non-transparency” procedure was followed while appointing them.