Modi fails to attend disciplinary hearing

Published: Friday, July 16, 2010, 14:15 [IST]
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Modi skips disciplinary hearing

Mumbai: Suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi who is abroad, failed to attend BCCI's Disciplinary Committee hearing.

Instead, his legal counsels were sent by Modi to represent him before the three-member panel.

His attorney Mehmood Abdi, accompanied by three other lawyers, said before going into the meeting with the BCCI panel that his camp would raise the issue of recusal of interim IPL chairman Chirayu Amin and Arun Jaitley from the Committee.

"We are here to discuss the recusal issue as per the Bombay High Court order. We have not received a copy of the order yet. After receiving the copy we will take a decision about asking for a new date of hearing from the BCCI," Abdi told reporters outside the BCCI headquarters as according to PTI reports.

The Bombay High Court on Thursday had rejected petition filed Modi, seeking adjournment of BCCI disciplinary committee proceedings against him.

However, the court also indicated that the final finding can be challenged by Modi and he can even raise the issue of constitution of the committee at that point.

Modi's objection to the committee was that it would be biased against him and he had sought that the panel be made up of independent persons, preferably retired supreme court judges.


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