SC refuses Plea Asking Govt to act on “Vohra Committee” report

NEW DELHI: The Apex Court refuses to consider a Public Interest Litigant (PIL) for a direction to the central government to act on the Vohra Committee which highlights the nexus between politicians and criminals. Ashwini Upadhyay, asks the court to direct the Lokpal-monitor investigation of the charges made in the Vohra Committee, as directed by the Supreme Court in 1995.

While a three judges bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Koul told the petitioner that the court will not entertain the plea, as the direction in this regard has already been ordered in the past. The bench also advises the petitioner to write a ‘book’ on this rather filing petition to the court.

In his plea, advocate Upadhyay points out that the Vohra Committee had highlighted the deep nexus among criminals, politicians, and bureaucrats. In the report, there was serious observation that these nexuses were running a parallel government by having the political patronage and protection of the politicians and public servants.

Few pages of the report had explosive materials, hence the court had directed to have a high-level probe to establish the facts and ensure the prosecution of all accused in this matter, the petitioner said.