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Thakur gives unconditional apology to SC  

The bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, slated the hearing for April 17 and allowed personal exemption to Thakur for appearance.

Published: 07th March 2017 03:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2017 03:14 AM   |  A+A-

BCCI president Anurag Thakur. | AP

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Making his appearance before the Supreme Court on Monday, former BCCI President Anurag Thakur tendered an unconditional and unqualified apology for filing a false affidavit before it, and is facing contempt charges.

In his apology affidavit, Thakur said he had never intended to file any false information before the apex court, and had filed an affidavit explaining the circumstances under which the averments made by him led to the initiation of contempt proceedings.

The bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, slated the hearing for April 17 and allowed personal exemption to Thakur for appearance.

Earlier this year, the court had pulled up BCCI’s top brass and removed Thakur and Ajay Shirke as president and secretary, respectively, for obstructing its directions for overhauling governance in the cricket body.

The court then slapped the former with contempt and perjury notices for filing a false affidavit over writing to the ICC on the issue of autonomy.


During the hearing, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for BCCI, said they should be allo­­wed to hold meeting with the sta­te associations to deliberate upon the issues which would co­­me up in the ICC meeting.



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