Calcutta High Court rules Dalmiya's suspension as illegal

Kolkata, Nov 12 (UNI) Calcutta High Court today ruled that former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya's suspension from the Board as illegal and ordered to initiate the criminal proceedings against six Board members, including ex-president Sharad Pawar, the Union Agriculture Minister.

Besides Mr Pawar, Ratnakar Shetty and Sashank Monohar, the current president of the BCCI, were among others.

The High Court has also asked for an inquiry into State of the Affairs leading to Dalmiya's suspension.

Justice Nadira Patheriya also directed the Registrar of the court to initiate criminal proceedings against all the six members of the BCCI at a lower court here (possibly the Chief Metorpolitan Court).

The High Court issued the ruling on a writ petition, filed by Mr Dalmiya challenging his suspension by the Board and seeking an order to probe the recent amendment of the rules by the governing body BCCI.

Last year, Justice Indira Banerjee of the High Court has held the suspension of Dalmiya as illegal.

The court also observed that an affidavit, filed by the BCCI on April 2, 2007 before the bench, was full of falsehood.

Taking a leaf from earlier court order, Justice Patheriya directed the court authoritrs to probe how and why the rules of the Board were amended and why it was registered by a society in Chennai.


Story first published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 21:34 [IST]
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