SC asks BCCI treasurer to respond to allegations of CFO

New Delhi, Nov 29:

The Supreme Court today sought a response from BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, after taking note of an allegation that he had recently threatened the Board’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Santosh Rangnekar.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked Chaudhry to respond to the allegations of the CFO within two weeks.
Senior advocate Puneet Bali, appearing for the BCCI treasurer, vehemently denied the allegations and said he had never threatened the CFO.
Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium, who is assisting the bench as an amicus curiae, said an e-mail from the CFO was received by Vinod Rai, chief of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), alleging that Chaudhry threatened him on three occasions.
The apex court also asked CoA to file a chart, containing comments and suggestions on the draft constitution of BCCI and fixed the matter for hearing in the second week of January next year.
The apex court-appointed CoA had submitted the draft constitution before it on September 11 in a sealed cover.
In a separate development, the Competition Competition today imposed a fine of Rs 52.24 crore on cash-rich cricket board for its anti-competitive practises with respect to IPL media rights.
Meanwhile, the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) through its secretary Aditya Varma sought to withdraw its plea that the CoA be directed to consider granting membership to the state cricket body on the ground that such a large population cannot go unrepresented. (PTI)


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