'Ousted' Lalit Modi and his group to move court

Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:52 [IST]
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Jaipur, Oct 14: Miffed with the going-ons in Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), 'ousted' RCA chief Lalit Modi's faction has now decided to move court against the new 'working president' Amin Pathan.

The drama surrounding RCA took a new turn yesterday after 'suspended secretary' of the Modi faction, Sumendra Tiwary, filed a police complaint against leader of rival group Pathan, who was in turn 'suspended' by the former IPL supremo's faction for bringing disrepute to RCA.

'Ousted' Lalit Modi to move court

Last Saturday, the Kota-based BJP leader Pathan claimed to have ousted former IPL commissioner Modi along with secretary Tiwary and treasurer Pawan Goyal with the support of 23 out of 33 district units of RCA which deputy president Mehmood Abdi had termed "illegal".

"It is India where an independent and fair judicial system prevails. It is pure hooliganism where a few people guided by their vested interests have forcefully tried to take control over RCA without having any legal sanctity. We can't stoop to that level and believe that law would prevail. We would be moving court for legal remedy in the matter and hope we would get it soon," Abdi, who is Modi's lawyer and also the deputy president of RCA, told reporters here today.

He added: "We have support of 21 district units. There was no proper notice, district units were not informed and the agenda too was missing. With the support of few unsocial elements that are more seen in the political rallies Amin Pathan and his men have forcefully entered the RCA office but that does not mean that they are the real RCA. We are the legally elected body under the supervision of Supreme Court.

"Pathan and his men were well aware even before the RCA elections in December last that BCCI might take some action but at that point of time they had supported Modi. They are turncoats who want to keep instability in RCA because of their vested interests."

"In fact it is N Srinwasan who first adopted arm twisting tactic by threatening RCA and leaving it out of the domestic calendar but when he realised that a decision in this matter was on the anvil in the court he used this illegal ploy to thwart RCA and Lalit Modi. BCCI has no right to grant sanctity to RCA. Those who are involved in this illegal coup have taken a huge risks as there might be criminal implications and they might be held responsible for perjury."

Meanwhile the Pathan group, which too claims support of 23 units, held its meeting and discussed the steps to be taken in future.


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