BCCI demands review of SC verdict on Lodha panel, judicial disqualification of Chief Justice of India

| Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 11:34
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New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking review on the court's decision on July 18 where it had accepted most of the recommendations filed by the Lodha panel.

The BCCI, in its petition, said that the bench headed by the Chief Justice of India TS Thakur had a "prejudiced approach" against the BCCI.

"The judgment is a nullity as the judges were functus officio after passing of the main judgment of January 22, 2015 and the matter could not have been revived suo motu as no provision of law empowers the same and is contrary to the doctrine of separation of powers and contrary to settled law that the judiciary cannot make laws," mentioned the plea.

Giving its own recommendation in the most important matter, open court hearing, the BCCI challenged the qualification of the Chief Justice of India.

"Chief Justice T S Thakur seems to have a prejudiced approach to BCCI which is evident by statements such as 'BCCI treatment' is to be meted out to another entity i.e. the All India Football Federation in another case, ex-facie shows that the Chief Justice has a closed mind and will summarily dismiss the review petition without listing the same before another bench of five judges for hearing in the open Court."

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