Unfair appointment

Sir, — The Centre is not justified in appointing the Tehelka panel chairman, Justice Venkataswami, as Chairman of Authority on Advance Rulings of Excise and Customs. Since he is already heading the Tehelka probe, it is not right that additional charge is given to him, especially when it has been proved that the Tehelka tapes are genuine and the case is still not solved. The Government should detail the reasons for his appointment. The Opposition dissatisfaction in this regard seems to be totally justified.

Vedula Krishna, Manipal, Karnataka