HC dismisses Modi`s plea to confirm stay to BCCI`s proceedings

Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 21:10 PM IST

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed an application filed by former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, seeking confirmation of the interim stay to the proceedings of BCCI`s Disciplinary Committee (DC).

The DC was formed last year to look into charges of financial improprieties against Modi during his tenure as IPL Commissioner.

Justice S J Kathawala of the High Court had granted an interim stay to the proceedings of the DC on December 25 last year, after Modi approached the Court challenging the continuance of the DC.

BCCI subsequently challenged the interim stay before another bench of the High Court; this petition is still pending.

Modi recently moved an application before Justice Kathawala seeking confirmation of the interim stay, which got dismissed today.

But the High Court has kept Modi`s main suit against DC pending. In this suit, Modi has challenged the very existence of the DC, saying its term expired on September 29 last year and it was not reconstituted.