Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to file within four weeks its reply to a petition urging removal of Lalit Modi from the post of Vice President.
The direction was given by a bench on a Public Interest Litigation filed by Chandravardhan Parekh seeking a direction to remove Modi as BCCI's office bearer on the ground that he was convicted by a US court in 1985.
The PIL alleged that Modi was convicted by a foreign court for possessing 400 grams cocaine.
As possession of drugs was a serious offence, Modi should not be allowed to hold a responsible position in BCCI since it would tarnish its image in international circles, the PIL contended.
The court decided to hear the matter after four weeks after directing BCCI to file its response.