Raj Kundra’s statement is contempt of Supreme Court order: Aditya Verma

The Lodha panel, in its verdict on Tuesday, suspended CSK and RR from the Indian Premier League (IPL) for two years.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:July 16, 2015 5:17 pm
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Slamming Raj Kundra’s criticism of Justice Lodha Committee’s order of suspending the Rajasthan Royals owner from any cricketing activity for life, petitioner in IPL spot-fixing scandal Aditya Verma on Thursday claimed that the London-based businessman’s statement is a contempt of Supreme Court order.

The Lodha panel, in its verdict on Tuesday, suspended Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and RR from the Indian Premier League (IPL) for two years in the 2013 spot fixing and betting scandal and also barred Kundra from any cricketing activity for life. Kundra reacted by stating that he has been “wronged” and Verma feels that his reaction is questionable.

“On 15th July, 2015 Mr. Raj Kundra, owner of Rajasthan Royal (Franchise of IPL) while speaking to the media has committed Contempt of the Order passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India,” Verma said in a press statement on Thursday.

Verma also cited the SC order that clearly states a proper route for any redressal by the aggrieved party.

“……The Committee shall, before taking a final view on the quantum of punishment to be awarded , issue notice to all those likely to be affected and provide to them a hearing in the matter. The order passed by the Committee shall be final and binding upon BCCI and the parties concerned subject to the right of the aggrieved party seeking redress in appropriate judicial proceedings in accordance with law, …” the Supreme Court had clearly stated at the relevant portion of clause (II) of the paragraph 110.

“In view of such an Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court the act of Mr. Raj Kundra to tarnish the image of judiciary while speaking to media is not only violation of the Orders passed by the Supreme Court but also amount to Contempt of the order passed by the Supreme Court,” said Verma.

“The act of Mr. Raj Kundra is highly deplorable and being a Petitioner in this case before the Hon’ble Supreme Court I am deeply hurt,” he added.

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    Deepak
    Jul 18, 2015 at 10:43 am
    This Supreme Court seems to have more time to condemn and chase away CSK and Srinivasan out of BCCI for perceived violations and it talks of conflict of interest. Is "Conflict of Interest" only for businessmen and not politicians ? Why are so many politicians interested in Cricket, when they should be doing more for their respective consuencies.
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    S. Gowrishankar,
    Jul 17, 2015 at 3:08 am
    First of all calling everything is a contempt of supreme court is absolutely absurd. In fact in many instances the supreme court is behaving in a way which could be termed as the contempt of the people of India which it is supposed to serve. Supreme court thinks too much of itself. Tomorrow it will start giving rulings on how the an atom should look like or how a rice should be produced. Mr. Verma should understand that supreme court will be a laughing stock for the way in which it has indulged in cricket. Cricket is a game and it should be left to be a game. There is no question of law involved or called for interpretation. I am surprised that Supreme court I repeat the Supreme court has time to spoil a game called cricket instead of solving real legal problems. Highly disappointing,
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    Yayaavar
    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:03 pm
    Mr. Verma has perhaps not read Subramaniam Swami's statement today that whether Supreme Court can out source their powers of punishing wrong doers to a committee. Even SC while forming the committee headed by Jusice Lodha had decreed that if any one feels aggrieved with the punishment accorded by the said committee he had the right to approach SC.I am no follower of Kundra .If he has done wrong he is to be punished but still he has a right to go to SC if he feels aggrieved with the findings and punishment of Justice Lodha.
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