The Centre alleged in Delhi High Court on August 4 that IFoS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi was using an NGO “as a proxy litigant” to raise the issue of alleged corruption in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) during 2012-2014.
Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, standing for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, told a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar that the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) has filed the PIL 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.
“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.