Court stalls BCCI Committee proceedings

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: A City Civil Court today directed the BCCI to provide former Board Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya with relevant documents and stall Disciplinary Committee proceedings till valid scrutiny of his reply.

In a verdict, City Civil Court Judge T K Sarkar today directed BCCI counsel to furnish Mr Dalmiya with all the required documents by August 29.

Following this Mr Dalmiya has been given time till September 8 to file his response. After that BCCI can go through the papers and decide whether a disciplinary committee would be formed, where Mr Dalmiya would be called within seven days.

However, the dates have been fixed without prejudice or contention to the suit filed by either parties.

Advocate Geetanath Ganguly represented Mr Dalmiya while the BCCI was represented by Counsel Ranjan Bachawat.

While making his submission, advocate Ganguly said, ''Mr Dalmiya has no objection to face the Disciplinary committee but he needs all the documents to defend his position.'' He said that Mr Dalmiya has been asked to explain his conduct but prevented to give a reply in the absence of the required bank documents.

Mr Dalmiya has sought for 2000 bank documents of which only 227 had been provided. The remaining 1800 odd documents would be provided within the next seven days.

Advocate Ganguly further claimed that as the BCCI has failed to put Dalmiya behind the bars due to the verdict provided by Bombay High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court, now the BCCI has taken recourse to this action to 'humiliate' his client.

Counsel Ranjan Bachawat agreed to provide the documents and a mutual consent was arrived at.

Mr Dalmiya has been showcaused by the BCCI for alleged misappropriation of funds from the PILCOM accounts.

However, Mr Dalmiya has challenged the BCCI summons to appear before the BCCI Disciplinary Committtee and filed a case in the city civil court, challenging the very decision, and calling the formation of the Committee as 'premature.'

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