Court says Modi’s suit against BCCI has merit

A Delhi district court has ruled that the suit filed by banned former IPL governing council chairman Lalit Modi, alleging personal bias and a “ predetermined mindset” of a BCCI inquiry committee that probed him, is maintainable.

Modi filed the suit in February while the BCCI, based on the inquiry panel’s report, banned him for at least three years on September 25 for “ committing acts of serious misconduct and indiscipline” during his tenure as IPL chairman between 2008 and 2010.

The inquiry panel comprised Arun Jaitley, Chirayu Amin and Jyotiadritiya Scindia.

A statement from Mehmood M. Abdi, general counsel and constituted attorney of Modi, said that additional district judge Ruby Alka Gupta’s court, in its 53- page order obtained on October 19, ruled that the suit was maintainable.

In his suit, Modi said that relevant and important parts of the minutes of an IPL governing council meeting, held on June 25, 2010 ( after his suspension), relating to the complaint made by the Kochi IPL franchise were “ fraudulently suppressed” from him. He maintained that the minutes clearly proved that Jaitley had canvassed the case of Kochi.

The statement said that the issue of personal bias of Jaitley was now open for judicial review and intervention, as was the issue of the inquiry proceedings not being maintained properly and transparently.

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

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Lalit Kumar Modi becomes a member of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association after making a donation in 1999. He later moved to the Rajasthan Cricket Association, where he won the elections, to ... more 
Lalit Kumar Modi becomes a member of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association after making a donation in 1999. He later moved to the Rajasthan Cricket Association, where he won the elections, to become the president in 2004. less 
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