Supreme Court issues notice to N Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah for involvement in BCCI SGM

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to N. Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah on CoA complain that they 'hijacked' June 26 SGM & blocked reforms. The Apex Court adjourned the matter for September 24.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 14, 2017 6:25 pm
Supreme Court, BCCI, N Srnivsasa The Supreme Court issued notice against N. Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah. (Source: AP)

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to former BCCI president N. Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah on the complaint made by Committee of Administrators (CoA) that they ‘hijacked’ the June 26 Special General Meeting of the sporting body and blocked reforms. The Apex Court has adjourned the matter for July 24. The court has asked how the duo can they be representatives of any cricket body if they are disqualified to be office bearers.

Citing the audio recording from the meet the COA said, “From an audio recording of the SGM, it appears that such disqualified persons were able to effectively hijack proceedings at the SGM by prevailing upon other attendees (who may have been otherwise willing to facilitate the reform process) to either support the cause of such disqualified person or remain silent”.

“In this manner, such disqualified persons are effectively able to do indirectly what they have been prohibited by this Hon’ble Court from doing directly,” the CoA said. “Such disqualified persons have a vested interest in stalling implementation of the Judgement because, if the Judgment is implemented, such disqualified person will have to relinquish control over their respective State/Member Associations.”

Supreme Court has also relieved Ramchandra Guha and Vikram Limaye from the CoA. Guha had stepped down from the post in June while Limaye held his position till Friday. Vinod Rai, who is head of the COA, earlier, told PTI that Limaye will hold his position till July 14, when the Supreme Court reopens, after which he will have to step down for his new assignment at the National Stock Exchange (NSE). The search for two new members to join Rai’s team is on. The Court has asked for names in sealed cover from parties for filling the posts after resignation of Guha and Limaye.

In another development, the Court has accepted former BCCI president Anurag Thakur’s unconditional apology offered on Thursday. With that, the proceedings of contempt, perjury and criminal have been dropped against Thakur.

The Union of India has also appealed to Supreme Court to recall Lodha reforms order that reduces Railways, Universities and Services to associate status.

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  1. P
    Jul 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm
    Why does SC spend time to manage cricket? Or time to spend time on height of the pyramid for dahi handi? Or time to spend time on Jallikattu? Can they focus on real issue(s)? Have they even reformed themselves to stop going through judge appointing judge? These learned folks want to interfere in every aspect of society, but cannot think of cleansing themselves... A bunch of losers, whom we need to respect else contempt of court...
    1. V
      Jul 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm
      Even Supreme Court's orders have been made to fail by the "commercial and political deep black intent Interests" of many like Srini, shah, they are indirectly guided by behind the scene politician including a big Minister in present govt. than there is one guy who is PR master, belongs to Congress grass and was in media, earlier a hindi news reporter now big media man having deep links with all policos, than there are the ex cricket stars having similar inetersts, they become national team, game commentators, columnists, self styled experts pimps, who always are in Power game top colomn and first row in chairs, having big commercial intersts, the two of them are very much in scene including SG and RS.....Supreme court has failed. IPL Owners are the owners of BACI....bACI owners are owners of IPL......BACI is deep rooted animal in Sports which ensured no RTI applies to it. What more proof of Politicos and Commercial power coming together as a "devious Team work" defeating transparency
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        Parth Garg
        Jul 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm
        Since the cons utional validity of the meeting was questioned and the same was postponed being invalid there is no cause of action against Srini and Shah.
        1. D
          Jul 14, 2017 at 4:52 pm
          In BCCI matters, Supreme Court has taken right steps so far as the bigwigs and ineligible filthy rich persons from industry and politics have been meddling their noses in the sport and in the huge amounts contributed by poor cricket lovers. It is high time for the Supreme Court to put such elite persons in right place for contempt and for circumventing the law of justice. Just like Subrata Roy was treated with utmost sharp edge of justice, Srinivasan and another should also be dealt with.
          1. P
            p g
            Jul 14, 2017 at 4:35 pm
            In India, the big and rich play with all the courts. Law has to be changed , if India wants equal justice.
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