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SC to BCCI chief Anurag Thakur: Apologise if you want to escape prosecution for perjury

The Apex Court Said, BCCI Case-prima Facia We Believe A Case Of Perjury Is Made Out, We Will Launch A Prosecution. Apologise If You Want To Escape, But Even Then We Are Not Sure If We Could Accept Apology.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 15 Dec 2016, 04:16:37 PM
A file photo of Anurag Thakur (PTI Photo)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court of India on Thursday hinted that BCCI board chief Anurag Thakur committed perjury under oath and may be subjected to a case in this matter. 

The apex court said, "BCCI case-prima facia we believe a case of perjury is made out, we will launch a prosecution. Apologise if you want to escape, but even then we are not sure if we could accept apology."

The perjury case is due to the fact that the Lodha panel had informed the court that Thakur had written a letter to ICC chief executive Dave Richardson requesting for a letter from ICC, stating whether the appointment of a CAG official amounted to government interference in BCCI. 

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But Anurag Thakur denied asking for such a letter by filing an affidavit in court.

According to reports, the SC has asked BCCI to suggest names for replacing Anurag Thakur from the post of administrator. The court has granted a week’s time for this to the cricketing board. 

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First Published : 15 Dec 2016, 03:55:00 PM

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