SC refuses to stay Goa Cric body election process
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the election process of the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) scheduled on Sunday but directed that the poll results would not be announced.
A vacation bench of Justice Arun Mishra said the polling would be subject to the outcome of the matter <g data-gr-id="20">pendingbefore</g> the Bombay High Court.
The apex court also restrained the outgoing managing committee from taking any financial or important decisions while allowing it to carry out the day to day functioning of the GCA.
The court was hearing GCA’s plea against a Bombay High Court order which had constituted a new election committee comprising former judge of Bombay High Court to monitor the election process.
During the proceedings, GCA contended that the High Court order was illegal and it has put a new election committee in place when there was a valid committee already working. On this, the apex court said, “normally the court would observe the rules and not interfere with an ongoing election process but to maintain the purity and sanctity of the process it has to step in.