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Mudgal committee: SC names Srinivasan, three others figuring in Mudgal probe


New Delhi (nov. 14, 2014): The Supreme Court on Friday named Srinivasan, his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra, cricket administrator Sundararaman, who were probed by the Justice Mudgal committee which had found "some misdemanour by certain persons" and indicted them in the IPL6 scam.

Reading out from the report, a bench headed by Justice T S Thakur disclosed these names but said the identity of the players should not be made public at this stage. "They should be left out for now".

It also ordered that supply of relevant portions of the report to the four named so that they can file their objections within four days of receipt of the report. "Certain findings recorded by the Committee are understood to have indicted some individuals against whose conduct investigation has been conducted. The report also deals with the conduct of the players which are for the present held back," the bench said.

The court did not give details of the indictment or the misdemeanour or the persons who committed it.

"We have seen the report and the report did suggest some misdemanour by certain persons. The report is in relation to players and to other actors in the drama". While reading out the names in the open court out, the bench inadvertently disclosed the identity of three players. But realising that they were cricketers, the bench said that their names should not come out at this stage. In the meantime, the BCCI said that it has decided to postpone the scheduled November 20 Annual General Meeting of the Board in view of pendency of this case by four weeks.

The submmission of BCCI came as the Bench observed that "unless we address the issue raised in Mudgal report, we cannot say anything on the point or the question of holding election which was due in September and now we are in November". The bench directed the registry to furnish relevant portion of the report to all concerned parties in the case and posted the case for further hearing on November 24. The 35-page report refers to the players with numbers as whose key to their identity is in a separate report.