New Delhi: In a reprieve to the Badminton
Association of India, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the
Rajasthan High Court order which had put restrictions on the
power of BAI president V K Verma.
A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and A K Patnaik also
remitted the matter back to the High Court to examine the
maintainability and merits of the writ petition.
Earlier this month, the Jodhpur High Court had restrained
Verma from taking any decision as head of the sports body
without its prior permission.
The court had also asked Verma and BAI secretary Vijai
Sinha not to perform any duties which deals with the
composition of the BAI and stay away from taking any coercive
action against any members.
However, with the Supreme Court putting aside the order,
meant Verma will be free to take any decision with the support
of his executive committee for the time being.
Verma and Sinha have been at loggerheads over the
functioning of BAI and it took an ugly turn when a writ
petition was filed before the Jodhpur High Court alleging
Verma of unauthorisedly and unlawfully occupying the post of