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SC accepts Anurag Thakur's fresh apology in contempt case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Friday accepted former Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur's fresh unconditional apology for filing a false affidavit in connection with a contempt case against him.

The apex has will now conduct hearing in the matter on September 5.

Yesterday, Thakur had tendered apology in the top after the three-judge bench, headed by Justice and comprising of Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D.

Y. Chandrachud, had earlier asked the former president for the same.

On June 27, Justice R. M. Lodha Committee's recommendations, mandated by the Supreme Court, was to be made effective when members of the Indian cricket board decided to appoint fresh committee to see how quickly the principal order of Supreme can be implemented.

The apex passed its verdict on July 18, 2016 accepting the majority of the reforms suggested by the three-member panel, headed by Justice Lodha.

On April 17, Thakur filed his reply before the apex in connection with a contempt notice served against him for filing a false affidavit in the top

The apex had granted relief to Thakur and had exempted his personal appearance in the till the next date of hearing.

Thakur tendered an unconditional apology to the apex in connection with his initiation of contempt proceedings case.

The apex court, on January 2, issued a notice to Thakur seeking an explanation as to why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him.

The had sought a reply from Thakur regarding perjury charges levelled against him by the amicus curiae Gopal Subramanian.

On December 15, the top had observed that Thakur, prima facie, appears to have committed matter of perjury in relation to demanding an intervention via a letter from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in order to sidestep the implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 20:07 IST