The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre whether it was open to withdrawing a press release that described a former woman RAW officer as mentally infirm. The government had more than five years ago posted a release on the PIB website, stating she allegedly had some mental problems. The officer, who was suspended for alleged dereliction in duty, however had challenged this and sought to have this stigma removed. She argued in person before the court. The court, willing to put this controversy to end, asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to get instructions from the authorities concerned if they would withdraw the impugned release on their own.
SC orders CBI probe into MCI elections
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea for CBI inquiry into alleged manipulation in elections of the Medical Council of India. It issued notices to the Centre and the regulating body for medical profession. A PIL, filed by NGO People for Better Treatment, alleged that there had been rigging in the election held in December last, and sought independent probe.