Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Friday that it will allow suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi to be represented by his legal counsel during the proceedings against him.
This was a departure from the BCCI’s rules which require the persons against whom an enquiry is being conducted to be present. However, the exception was made by the disciplinary committee after it agreed with the views expressed by Modi’s counsel Venkatesh Dhond. He said the charges levied against Modi were of a serious nature and complex legal issues were involved, particularly in relation to the interpretation of the contract documents.
Chandrababu Naidu, TDP leaders arrested
Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TPD) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, 38 lawmakers and several leaders from his party were taken into preventive custody Friday when they attempted to enter Maharashtra to protest against the Balbi irrigation project on the Godavari river.
Police officials said the TDP leaders were taken into custody as they violated prohibitory orders. Naidu and his party leaders on a bus tour to Maharashtra to visit the site of the project.
TDP, the main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh, claims Maharashtra is building 14 irrigation projects in violation of the Supreme Court’s orders, which would deprive people in the southern state of water from the Godavari river.
C. R. Sukumar