CVC appointment: Thomas withdraws plea from HC
New Delhi: Former CVC P J Thomas on Tuesday 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,"
Justice Endlaw was not impressed with the argument and
he told the advocate that the legal remedy is to approach the
Supreme Court itself. This prompted Thomas to withdraw his
Initiating the arguments, the counsel for Thomas said
his plea seeking disposal of his representation before the
appointment of his successor, Pradeep Kumar, has now become
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