Relief to Dalmiya in misappropriation case
However, the court issued notices to Dalmiya, former BCCI Secretary SK Nair and treasurers Kishore Rungta and Jyoti Bajpai.india Updated: May 12, 2006 15:06 IST
Former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, facing criminal charges for misappropriation of funds related to the 1996 World Cup, on Friday got a major relief when the Cricket Board and the state of Maharashtra told the Supreme Court that they were not opposed to the anticipatory bail granted to him by Bombay High Court last month.
The state of Maharashtra, which had challenged the anticipatory bail granted to Dalmiya, changed its stance after a Bench of Justice SB Sinha and Justice PK Balasubramanyan observed that "it was a problem of vindictiveness."
However, the court issued notices to Dalmiya, former BCCI Secretary SK Nair and treasurers Kishore Rungta and Jyoti Bajpai, on Maharashtra's Special Leave Petition as Harish Salve, senior counsel appearing for the state, said he wanted certain observations made in the High Court order expunged.
Salve said that the High Court's observations on the merits of the case amounted to saying there was no case against Dalmiya and others.