Delhi HC refuses to stay inquiry against badminton star Jwala Gutta

New Delhi, Oct.25 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday upheld the Badminton Association of India's (BAI) plea to consider taking disciplinary action against ace shuttler Jwala Gutta.

Responding to Gutta's request for a stay on proceedings against her, Delhi High Court judge Justice V.K. Jain referred to his October 10 order, and said no interim order is required, as the court has already granted relief to her by asking BAI to allow her to participate in national and international tournaments.

"If she is aggrieved of any decision of the committee, she can approach this very court." However, the court granted her two weeks time to respond to the committee's show cause notice," Justice Jain said.

A disciplinary committee had earlier recommended a life ban on Gutta on charges of indiscipline. Thereafter, a three-member committee was asked to evaluate the report and the committee was to submit its report within a month.

Gutta's advocate Gopal Jain asked the court to stay the composition of the committee and not to take any final decision against his client till all legalities are completed.

A controversy had erupted during the August 25 Badminton Champions League tie when Delhi Smashers had allegedly threatened to pull out against Banga Beats over the last-minute replacement of injured singles player Hu Yun of Hong Kong with Denmark's Jan Jorgense. (ANI)

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