The Supreme Court has entrusted the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee to further investigate the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal. The court has asked Justice Mudgal to list the investigating agencies he needs help from. The ambit of the probe will be limited to the 13 names that figure in the sealed envelope that the Mudgal committee submitted to the Supreme Court in February. One of the names is that of suspended BCCI president, N. Srinivasan.
Earlier on Tuesday, the top court rejected the Indian cricket Board's proposal that a three-member panel comprising former Test all-rounder Ravi Shastri, ex-Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Jai Narain Patel and former CBI boss RK Raghavan investigate allegations of spot-fixing and betting allegations in IPL last year.
After rejecting the BCCI panel - there were questions of conflict of interest against all three members -- the two-judge bench of Justice AK Patnaik and Ibrahim Kalifullah had asked Justice Mudgal if he would like to conduct an independent probe with the help of investigators. Mudgal gave his consent. An interim order is expected on April 29, when the case is heard again.