Former CJIs appointed as observers for BCCI poll

Published: Thursday, September 22, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:The Calcutta High Court today appointed K N Singh and Madan Mohan Punchi, both former Chief Justices of India as observers for the BCCI election in addition to Suhas Chandra Sen, retired Supreme Court judge.

Justice Soumitra Sen, giving the order, directed that all disputes with regard to eligibility and disqualification of voters for the BCCI elections would be decided by thethree-member panel before the election began.

In case of differences in opinion among the observers, the majority decision would be valid, the judge directed.An application was moved before the court by Netaji Cricket Club of Chennai and Rajasthan Cricket Association.

Seeking revision of yesterday's order appointing Suhas Sen as the sole observer for the much-hyped polls to the world's richest cricket body.

The two clubs had sought appointment of two more observers to make a three-member panel for overseeing the elections.

Justice Sen earlier in the day had said that the names of the two other observers would be announced after getting confirmation from them.The elections would begin this evening if the confirmations were received early, or else it would commencetomorrow, he had said

However, Milind Gokhle, counsel for RCA said Singh and Punchi would arrive either tonight or tomorrow morning.

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