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SC to hear contempt case against former BCCI president Anurag Thakur

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Friday will hear the case against former Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur in connection with a contempt case against him for filing a false affidavit in the top

Yesterday, Thakur has tendered fresh unconditional apology in the for filing a false affidavit in connection with a contempt case against him.

On July 7, the three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice and comprising of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud asked the former president of the to tender the unconditional apology.

On June 27, Justice R.M. Lodha Committee's recommendations mandated by the Supreme 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.

The had also removed Thakur and Ajay Shirke from their respective posts of president and board secretary for their failure to bring transparency and accountability to the Indian cricket board and their non-compliance of the court's July 18, 2016 order.

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.

The top also asked the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) to give an undertaking to the new cricket body, Committee of Administrators (CoA), stating that it would follow and implement the Lodha Committee recommendations.

A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice and comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A. M. Khanwilkar, while hearing the arguments from the amicus curiae and counsel Kapil Sibbal, said that it would be only after the DDCA submits the undertaking that funds for its day-to-day functioning would be released.

On January 30, the apex had appointed a new four-member panel of administrators led by Vinod Rai, along with noted historian Ramachandra Guha, managing director of IDFC Limited Vikram Limaye and former captain of the women's cricket team Diana Edulji as other administrators.

They will function as the new interim bosses of the and run the day-to-day administration of the till the Justice (retd.) R.M. Lodha-led recommendations are fully implemented and elections are held.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 08:32 IST
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