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Criminal proceedings ordered against Pawar, others

November 12, 2008 19:14 IST

The Calcutta high court on Wednesday directed initiation of criminal proceedings against Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sashank Manohar, former president Sharad Pawar and four of its top officials for filing false affidavits in the Jagmohan Dalmiya expulsion case.

Justice Nadira Pathariya passed the order eight months after Dalmiya, a former BCCI president, moved a case of perjury against Pawar and Board officials and prayed for criminal proceedings against them for allegedly producing false documents in court.

The court passed the ex-parte order and directed the Registrar (Original side) to initiate criminal proceedings under section 195 of CR P C (prosecution for contempt of lawful authority of public servants for offences against public justice and for offences relating to documents given in evidence), at an appropriate court.

The court then reserved its judgement.

The other Board officials were Ratnakar Shetty (Chief Administrative Officer), Niranjan Shah (former secretary), N Srinivasan (secretary) and Chirayu Amin, junior Cricket Committee Chairman.

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