Supreme Court rejects Lalit Modi's plea

The Supreme Court said the mere apprehension of an inquiry committee being biased could not be a ground to seek probe by an independent tribunal Getty Images

New Delhi: Sep 26, 2011

The Supreme Court Monday dismissed the petition by former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi seeking an independent inquiry into the allegations of financial irregularities against him.

An apex court bench of Justice J.M. Panchal and Justice H.L. Gokhale said the mere apprehension of an inquiry committee being biased could not be a ground to seek probe by an independent tribunal.

There should be a “real danger” of bias in an inquiry, the court said.

Modi had challenged the composition of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) disciplinary committee set up to probe allegations against him. (IANS)