Supreme Court dismisses plea for CBI probe in IPL scam

The petitioner contended that the investigations into the Indian Premier League scandal by different state police could result into filing of different charge sheets before different courts, and told the court that it would be prudent if the entire scandal in its totality was investigated by the CBI.

updated: July 23, 2013 21:29 IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed, as withdrawn, a PIL seeking CBI probe into the allegations of betting and spot fixing that rocked the sixth version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Go to the high court," said an apex court bench of Justice B.S.Chauhan and Justice S.A. Bobde as counsel for the petitioner pressed the prayer for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.

Mumbai-based law lecturer Sharmila Ghuge in her PIL urged the court to direct the CBI to investigate the "allegations of spot fixing, match fixing, betting etc. pertaining to the cricket matches of IPL-6 or its earlier versions, unearth the huge racket committing such illegalities..."

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