Legal battle for complimentary passes

Published on Mar 06, 2005 01:12 PM IST

A city court adjourned to Monday a case challenging the issue of complimentary passes for the first Test between India and Pakistan beginning in Mohali.

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A city court on Saturday adjourned to Monday a case challenging the issue of complimentary passes for the first cricket Test between India and Pakistan beginning in Mohali on March 8.

After hearing the arguments of rival counsellors, Additional Civil Judge Poonam Ratti of the Kharar sub-divisional court, posted the case for Monday.

Yesterday (Friday), Punjab Cricket Association Chairman IS Bindra's counsels Tara Chand Gupta and Rajesh Gupta, had filed a written statement before the court, submitting that being an autonomous body, PCA has absolute right and authority to distribute passes, either complimentary or paid at any rate to any person of its choice.

The court had issued notices to BCCI and PCA chief on February 28 on a petition filed by advocate Arvind Thakur, President of the Federation of Lawyers against Corruption, Chandigarh and by a Chandigarh resident Vinay Kumar.

The petitioners sought permanent injunction restraining PCA from issuing complimentary passes. They argued that passes amounts to corruption and nuisance because ticket buyers have to stay outside due over rush of pass holders.

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