The Supreme Court of India on 22 April 2014 asked the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee to investigate the IPL 2013 spot fixing and betting scandal, further. It has also directed the committee to investigate in particular the 13 names mentioned in the sealed envelope including the suspended BCCI president, N Srinivasan.
The apex court has asked the Justice Mudgal Committee to list the investigating agencies, whose help will be required by it. In its order, it has also asked the committee to specify the terms and modalities on 29 April 2014, the next date for hearing the case.
With this direction to the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, the Supreme Court has rejected the proposal of BCCI of formation of a three-member panel to investigate the scandal. As per the proposal, the three-member committee was comprised of former Cricket player Ravi Shastri, ex-Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Jai Narain Patel and former CBI director RK Raghavan.
This proposal was made by BCCI to Supreme Court after the Court asked it to come up with ways to take the probe forward by highlighting its institutional autonomy on 16 April 2014.
About Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee
The Supreme Court of India in October 2013 constituted a three-man panel under Retired Justice Mudgal, to investigate the scandal. Further, the committee submitted its report to the Supreme Court on 10 February 2014 after completing a four month probe.
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