HC grants status-quo order to Rungta

Published: Friday, January 7, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Jaipur:Former BCCI Treasurer and Rajasthan Cricket Association Secretary Kishore Rungta today got a breather when the Rajasthan High Court granted a status-quo order against the ad-hoc committee appointed by the state government.

Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra granted the status-quo order till January 11 on a writ petition filed by Rungta challenging the appointment of a nine member ad-hoc commiitee by the government under the recently promulgated sports ordinance.

After heated exchanges between the ad-hoc committee lawyer Nayna Sarraf and Rungta's counsel Paras Kuhad, the court granted the status-quo order giving the ad-hoc commmittee time till Monday to file a reply.

Earlier, the Government appointed ad-hoc committee had superceded the Executive Committee of the RCA.

The ad-hoc body had started functioning and had even withdrawn money from RCA accounts.

Rungta challenged the appoinment of the ad-hoc body and said that it was unlawful to appoint the body without proper notice.

On the other hand, the lawyers for the ad-hoc body said when the sports ordinance was upheld by the High Court the appointment of ad-hoc commitee was also justified.

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