The BCCI on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Calcutta High Court's directive to initiate criminal proceedings against six top officials for filing false affidavits in the Jagmohan Dalmiya expulsion case.
The Calcutta High Court had on November 12 ordered initiation of criminal proceedings against BCCI President Sashank Manohar, former Board president Sharad Pawar and four top officials for filing false affidavits in the Dalmiya expulsion case.
The court's order had come eight months after Dalmiya, a former BCCI president, alleged perjury against Pawar and Board officials and sought criminal proceedings against them for allegedly producing false documents.
The BCCI challenged the High Court's ex-parte order directing its Registrar to initiate criminal proceedings under section 195 of the CrPC (prosecution for contempt of lawful authority of public servants for offences against public justice and for offences relating to documents given in evidence) at an appropriate court.
Besides Pawar and Manohar, the other Board officials in the dock are former secretary Niranjan Shah, Ratnakar Shetty (Chief Administrative Officer), N Srinivasan (Secretary) and Chirayu Amin, junior Cricket Committee Chairman.