Aggreived by being referred as "tainted" and being listed in the category of "men who shamed India" by the media, former Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas has approached the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into alleged distortion in the reporting of his case.
Thomas has also sought laying of guidelines for reporting of court proceedings contending that while reporting his case the media had crossed all limits of the civil society.
The petition filed by his counsel Wills Mathew demanded a CBI inquiry into the distorted reporting and initiation of contempt of court proceedings against those found guilty.
"If this trend is not stopped, it will result in a situtation where only a person acceptable to the media will find a place in important statutory posts and the media can easily throw any honest officer by wrongly maligning him", the petition said.
He claimed there are some vested interests in the media who have been maligning him right since he was nominated as CVC.
"Since the date of his nomination for the post of CVC, P J Thomas had been labelled as tainted publicly by the media for reasons best known to them only and with nobody to stop them," the petition said.