Will Central Vigilance Commissioner Thomas resign today?
Controversial Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas may step down ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on Monday when it is slated to take up a Public Interest Litigation against his appointment. Though Thomas has been maintaining that there was no
corruption charge against him and his conscience was clear, highly placed sources said that he may put in his papers to avoid embarrassment to the government when the issue figures in the apex court. Today could be his last day at work.
"I am morally clear. My conscience is very clear. I am continuing as CVC," he told reporters on Thursday dismissing as "speculative" questions on his possible resignation. Thomas' name figures in a chargesheet related to the alleged scam of importing Palmolein in Kerala in 1991 and the Supreme Court questioned how he would function in as CVC in view of a pending criminal case against him. Will Central Vigilance Commissioner Thomas resign today?