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Respond to pleas against CAG's appointment: HC

The Delhi high court today sought a response from the central government on two separate pleas seeking quashing of Shashi Kant Sharma's appointment as Comptroller and Auditor General of India on grounds of conflict of interest.

delhi Updated: Jul 24, 2013 15:32 IST

The Delhi high court today sought a response from the central government on two separate pleas seeking quashing of Shashi Kant Sharma's appointment as Comptroller and Auditor General of India on grounds of conflict of interest.

A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru agreed to examine the issue and asked the government to file its reply by Aug 8.

The plea contended that as the government auditor, Sharma would be judging a number of defence deals that were concluded or cleared when he was the defence secretary.