Former CVC P J Thomas moves SC

Aggreived by being referred as "tainted", former Central Vigilance Commissioner PJ Thomas has approached the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into alleged distortion in the reporting of his case.

Updated: May 12, 2011, 21:17 PM IST

New Delhi: Aggreived by being referred as
"tainted" and being listed in the category of "men who shamed
India" by the media, former Central Vigilance Commissioner P J
Thomas has approached the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe
into alleged distortion in the reporting of his case.

Thomas has also sought laying of guidelines for reporting
of court proceedings contending that while reporting his case
the media had crossed all limits of the civil society.
The petition filed by his counsel Wills Mathew demanded a
CBI inquiry into the distorted reporting and initiation of
contempt of court proceedings against those found guilty.

"If this trend is not stopped, it will result in a
situtation where only a person acceptable to the media will
find a place in important statutory posts and the media can
easily throw any honest officer by wrongly maligning him", the
petition said.
He claimed there are some vested interests in the media
who have been maligning him right since he was nominated as
CVC.

"Since the date of his nomination for the post of CVC,
P J Thomas had been labelled as tainted publicly by the media
for reasons best known to them only and with nobody to stop
them," the petition said.

PTI