Court raps Thakur on status of state body

Chandigarh: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to the state’s cricket association and its president Anurag Thakur.

The court dismissed the petition filed by HPCA and Thakur asking to quash a show-cause notice issued by the Registrar of Societies on September 7 against the body and its chief.BJP leader and HPCA president Anurag Thakur.

The notice had asked HPCA why it should not be removed under Section 41(1) of the Himachal Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2006, for alleged acts of omission and commission.

The Registrar of Societies had also restrained the governing body of the HPCA from passing any order or resolution, or making any expenditure or investment or banking transaction, or performing any other act concerning the affairs of the HPCA without its approval. The Registrar of Societies had also directed the HPCA governing body to function under the superintendence, direction and control of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, at Dharamsala.

In its petition, the HPCA had submitted that it was converted to a not-for-profit company on October 1, 2012, and hence is not a registered society, so the Registrar of Societies does not have jurisdiction over it. The Bench comprising Chief Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Kuldip Singh directed that since it was only a show-cause notice, the petitioners can raise the issue of jurisdiction before the Registrar of Societies.

The Bench directed the petitioners to appear before the Registrar of Societies on September 30 to submit their objections.

Reproduced from Mail Today. Copyright 2013. MTNPL. All rights reserved.


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