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Apex court turns down Modi's plea

The Supreme Court today dismissed the petition by former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi seeking an independent inquiry into the allegations of financial irregularities against him.

cricket Updated: Sep 27, 2011 00:45 IST

The Supreme Court Monday dismissed the petition by former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi seeking an independent inquiry into the allegations of financial irregularities against him.

An apex court bench of Justice JM Panchal and Justice HL Gokhale said the mere apprehension of an inquiry committee being biased could not be a ground to seek probe by an independent tribunal.

There should be a "real danger" of bias in an inquiry, the court said.

Modi had challenged the composition of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) disciplinary committee set up to probe allegations against him.