The Supreme Court on Friday disclosed the names of Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and former Indian Premier League CEO Sundar Raman among 13 who were investigated by the court-appointed inquiry panel for corruption in the cash-rich T20 competition. So far, the court had revealed the names of BCCI president-in-exile N. Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. All four will be served notices to explain their standpoint. The next hearing will be on November 24. (Ten Top Developments of the IPL Scam)
On Friday, the judges said: “We have the seen the report. It does suggest some misdemeanour. We can’t withhold the report. For the present, we will keep the players out and will disclose only the non-players." The judges had accidentally named three players but later asked the media to "act responsibly," and withhold their identities.
The Supreme Court is examining a probe report submitted by a panel headed by retired judge Justice Mukul Mudgal. The panel had submitted its second and final report to the Supreme Court on November 3. The first hearing was on November 10, during which the special bench called the case as "high voltage" and was reluctant to give N.Srinivasan a clean chit before the probe was over.