Azad and Bedi’s plea for probe into DDCA rejected

Writ petition is premature as preliminary enquiry has already been registered, says high court.

cities Updated: Feb 09, 2016 15:08 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Delhi and District Cricket Association,DDCA,Kirti Azad
Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad alleges the DDCA is a den of corruption.(PTI)

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed former India cricketers Kirti Azad and Bishan Singh Bedi’s petition demanding a court-monitored probe into the alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Justice Manmohan (who uses his first name) refused to entertain the plea saying the petition was “premature” as CBI has already initiated preliminary enquiry into the matter on Oct 23, 2015. Azad and Bedi wanted either the Central Bureau of Investigation or a special investigation team to look at the DDCA’s dealings.

“The court is of the view that present writ petition is premature as preliminary enquiry has already been registered,” the HC said.

Azad, a suspended Bharatiya Janata Party MP, and Bedi, a former India captain, had also sought appointment of an independent administrator to look into alleged financial irregularities in DDCA.

“This court is also of the view that SIT as well as court-monitored investigation should take place in rarest of rare cases and not in every normal matter or just because union minister is named in writ petition,” said the court.

First Published: Feb 09, 2016 15:08 IST