Supreme Court asks Justice Mudgal to carry on IPL-scam probe

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In a new development in the Indian Premier League (IPL) scam, the Supreme Court on Friday has asked Justice Mukul Mudgal to carry on the probe. The two-judge Bench also ordered that a report must be submitted in a sealed envelope by the end of August.

Justice Mudgal had headed a three-member committee that investigated the scam which rocked the sport in India. It had submitted a report to the apex court on February 10, which paved the way for further investigation in the scam.

This time, the committee will get assistance from a group of investigators headed by senior IPS officer B B Mishra. The probe will focus on suspended BCCI president N. Srinivasan and 13 other persons, whose names have been mentioned in the report.

The court also provided the panel all the powers to probe, search and seize relevant documents and record evidence. However, according the new directive, the panel will not have the power to make arrest.

In between, the Bench also advised Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal Yadav to continue to do their job as interim BCCI presidents till further orders.

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