New Delhi, Feb 01 (Agencies): Central Vigilance Commissioner PJ Thomas defended his appointment as CVC before Supreme Court on Tuesday saying tht there was no sanction to prosecute him in the Palmolein import case.

In an affidavit, submitted to the apex court, Thomas said that his name was considered for empanelment for the post after the Central Vigilance Commission had given a clearance
for it.

He also said he was the senior-most bureaucrat to be considered for the CVC's job.