Sanjiv Chaturvedi using PIL for personal dispute: Govt to HC
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-06

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The Centre today alleged in Delhi High Court that an NGO was being “used as a proxy litigant” by IFoS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi to raise the agenda of alleged corruption in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare alleged in the court that the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) has brought the allegations which were levelled in a personal capacity by Chaturvedi, who was the Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS from 2012 to 2014.



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A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was told by Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain that the PIL was filed at the behest of Chaturvedi who should be made the petitioner by discharging the CPIL from the matter in which a CBI probe has been sought. “Why CPIL, a reputed NGO which raises important issues, is being used as a proxy litigant here by lending its name to Sanjiv Chaturvedi who should actually be the petitioner. CPIL should be discharged from the case and instead Chaturvedi should be made the petitioner, ” the ASG said.

He said that Chaturvedi, the 2002 batch Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officer of the Haryana cadre, is a private respondent who has filed several affidavits in the matter and CPIL is a reputed petitioner whose name should not be spoilt.“Chaturvedi’s personal dispute should not be brought in a PIL,” the ASG submitted.The bench listed the matter for further proceedings on October 12.Initially, a PIL was filed by the NGO seeking CBI inquiry in various cases of alleged irregularities and corruption in the AIIMS raised by Chaturvedi during his tenure between 2012 and 2014.

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