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‘Disciplinary committee made mockery of proceedings’

‘Disciplinary committee made mockery of proceedings’
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Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday came down heavily on the three-member disciplinary committee, probing alleged financial irregularities against him, saying the panel has made a ‘mockery of the proceedings’.

The committee, after recording versions of lawyers representing Modi and the BCCI, said it is likely to give its recommendations to the BCCI by the end of May.

‘In hurry to conclude, committee has made mockery of the proceedings. My lawyers wanted one session each to deal with 12 issues. They have made this enquiry A SHAM EXERCISE,’ he wrote on his twitter account. A legal team representing Modi has objected to ‘undue haste’ by the committee, and he sought to bring it to light.

‘Looks like everything is predetermined. What is the undue haste for. Why this hurry. What are they afraid of. Possibly the truth,’ Modi said. Directing his ire at the BCCI, Modi said, ‘Even if BCCI were to read headings of documents it would have taken two full days to only read headings of those documents. Three show cause notices running in 150 pages, my reply running in 15000 pages, live evidence record running into 2000 pages. Amazing how BCCI lawyers on Monday took only 40 minutes to argue its full case against me.’

Commenting further against the board, Modi said, ‘BCCI dictates that no member or administrator gives evidence to bring out the truth. The persons who wish to appear on my behalf are stopped by BCCI acting under instruction of its president, N Srinivasan. My application to examine witnesses in defence is not allowed by the committee.’
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