No respite for Dalmiya as HC dismisses his plea

Published: Saturday, March 19, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai:The Madras High Court on Saturday rejected a plea by former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya to exempt him from appearing before a city civil court in connection with a contempt of court application filed against him.

Justice S M Ibrahim Kalifulla declined to grant the relief when Dalmiya's counsel Somyaji sought it while mentioning the matter before the court.

VIth city civil court judge Mohideen Pitchai had on Friday directed Dalmiya and present Board secretary S K Nair to appear in the court on March 21 for an alleged contempt of court.

The notice to the two, returnable on March 21, was issued on a petition filed by city-based Thayagaraya Recreation Club which contended that Dalmiya, by attending March 17 International Cricket Council (ICC) executive meeting at Delhi, had violated the January 25 order of the court restraining the BCCI from nominating him as its representative to ICC meetings.

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