Appeals in SC against HC order on BCCI elections

Published: Monday, September 26, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:The Cricket Associations of Rajasthan and Bihar and Netaji Cricket Club of Chennai today moved the Supreme Court against the Calcutta High Court order staying the appointment of two former Chief Justices of India (CJI) as observers to the BCCI elections which has run into controversy.

The two association and NCC filed separate appeals against the High Court verdict on removal of Justice K N Singh and Justice M M Punchi, both former CJI as observer for the elections to the apex body of cricket in India and sought a direction for holding the elections before September 30.

During the mentioning hour, Advocate Rayan Karanjiawala sought permisission from a Bench comprising Justice Y K Sabharwal, Justice C K Thakker and Justice S H Kapadia to file the Special Leave Petitions against the High Court order which retained only Justice Suhas C Sen, former the judge of the apex court as a sole observer for the BCCI elections.

The Bench asked the counsel to mention the SLPs seeking to set aside the HC verdict for hearing tomorrow.

The Division Bench of the High Court on September 23 had stayed the order of Single Bench two former CJIs as additional observers.

Regarding the time and schedule of election, the High Court had said that Justice Sen would decide on it.

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