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BCCI members cross examination before Special Director, ED
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In pursuance of directions issued by the Bombay High Court in respect of allegations regarding FEMA violations in the conduct of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in South Africa in the year 2009, the erstwhile BCCI top brass Mr. N. Srinivasan, Mr. Chirayu Amin, Mr. Shashank Manohar, Mr. Sundar Raman, Mr. M.P. Pandove etc. were to be cross-examined by Mr Lalit Modi’s counsels Mr Swadeep Hora and Mr Abhishek Singh. The cross examination was to take place before Special Director, Enforcement Directorate, who is the Adjudicating Authority under directions of the Bombay High Court.
However, the erstwhile BCCI top officials appear to have developed cold feet at the prospect of being cross-examined by Mr Modi’s legal team.
Mr Sundar Raman, who was to be cross examined in the forenoon of 1st March 2018, refused to appear, as in the request of his lawyers Beri & Co, Advocates “he is presently in poor health and is undergoing treatment for the same” and therefore requires time to appear for cross-examination. Mr Chirayu Amin, who was to be cross-examined in the afternoon of 1st March 2018, has refused to appear for undisclosed reasons.

It appears that there is much more to it than meets the eye. In fact, during the investigation stage of the alleged FEMA violations various erstwhile office-bearers of the BCCI had appeared before the investigating officer and made false statements on which they now risk being exposed by Mr Modi.

 

Statement shared by Mehmood Abdi, General Counsellor of Lalit Modi

 In pursuance of directions issued by the Bombay High Court in respect of allegations regarding FEMA violations in the conduct of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in South Africa in the year 2009, the erstwhile BCCI top brass Mr. N. Srinivasan, Mr. Chirayu Amin, Mr. Shashank Manohar, Mr. Sundar Raman, Mr. M.P. Pandove etc. were to be cross-examined by Mr Lalit Modi’s counsels Mr Swadeep Hora and Mr Abhishek Singh.

The cross examination was to take place before Special Director, Enforcement Directorate, who is the Adjudicating Authority under directions of the Bombay High Court.

However, the erstwhile BCCI top officials appear to have developed cold feet at the prospect of being cross-examined by Mr Modi’s legal team.

Mr Sundar Raman, who was to be cross examined in the forenoon of 1st March 2018, refused to appear, as in the request of his lawyers Beri & Co, Advocates “he is presently in poor health and is undergoing treatment for the same” and therefore requires time to appear for cross-examination.

Mr Chirayu Amin, who was to be cross-examined in the afternoon of 1st March 2018, has refused to appear for undisclosed reasons.

It appears that there is much more to it than meets the eye. In fact, during the investigation stage of the alleged FEMA violations various erstwhile office-bearers of the BCCI had appeared before the investigating officer and made false statements on which they now risk being exposed by Mr Modi.

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