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Recruitment of President's Bodyguard: SC won't entertain plea

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme today refused to entertain a challenging the recruitment process for President's on the grounds that persons belonging to only three castes were eligible for it. A bench headed by dismissed the plea saying, "we do not get into these kind of PILs". "How can a PIL be entertained against the who is the of the Republic? Heard.

Dismissed," the bench, also comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said. The petitioner, Ishwar Singh, had moved the apex against the High order dismissing his plea in this regard. He has challenged the recruitment process of President's alleging that candidates belonging to three castes -- Jat, Sikh and Rajput -- were only eligible for recruitment. "The rest of the citizens of are barred from the said recruitment, therefore, such recruitment is against the principles of equity before laid down under Article 14 and also against Article 15...," the plea has claimed, adding that the recruitment was "unconstitutional".

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:00 IST
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