Indian SC turns down N Srinivasan's plea
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India has turned down N Srinivasan's plea to be reinstated as the BCCI president for non-IPL affairs, ARY News reported.
Srinivasan in the plea dopted the stance that he is the selected president of BCCI and suspension hurting his reputation.
The court has ruled it will not interfere with an earlier order that had asked Srinivasan to stand aside as board chief for the duration of the investigation into alleged corruption in the IPL.
Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, who heard the matter, asked Srinivasan's lawyer to appeal to the same bench that had passed the earlier order.
Srinivasan had also filed an affidavit of urgency stating that by the time the court sits next on this matter as scheduled, in September, his term as president of the BCCI will have come to an end and "no purpose would, therefore, be served even if the aforesaid restriction is removed".
This is the second time in the last two months that Srinivasan has sought a similar relief. In an affidavit filed on April 15, he had said he was "highly aggrieved by the unfair and unsubstantiated allegations" filed by the CAB against him.
Turning down his appeal, the court for the first time revealed contents of the sealed enveloped saying Srinivasan's was the 13th name among "very important personalities in cricket", and that there were 12 allegations against him. Justice Patnaik was blunt in pulling up Srinivasan when he said, "It seems that Mr Srinivasan has not taken the allegations seriously."