IPL Betting, Spot-fixing Scam: Supreme Court Defers Naming Fresh Probe Committee

The Supreme Court has postponed naming a fresh committee to probe the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scam. An order is expected during the summer vacation.

updated: May 08, 2014 21:20 IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has put off naming a fresh committee that will investigate the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal. The two-judge bench, which was expected to name a new panel before the summer vacation, has decided not to pass any order this week. Friday will be the last working day before the summer recess begins. The Supreme Court will reopen on June 30.

Justice AK Patnaik, the senior judge sitting on the bench, is retiring on June 3. The court has the option to pass an order during the vacation after sending a notice to the concerned parties. It can also pass an order once the court reopens.

On April 29, the Supreme Court reserved its order about the panel to investigate the allegations against 13 "very important personalities" whose names figure in a sealed envelope submitted on February 10 by an inquiry committee that was headed by former High Court judge Justice Mukul Mudgal.

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