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Dalmiya files fresh plea for time

September 05, 2006 21:04 IST

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Jagmohan Dalmiya filed an appeal before the Calcutta high court challenging a city court order that rejected his application seeking fresh copies of documents and extension of time to reply to the present BCCI management allegations of misappropriation of PILCOM funds against him.

The appeal was filed before the court of Justice Pranab Deb and is likely to be taken up for hearing on Wednesday.

Dalmiya, in his appeal, said the copies of bank documents were illegible and prayed that the BCCI management be directed to provide him fresh copies and extension of time to reply to the charges against him.

The City Civil court chief judge P K Sarkar had last week refused to accept Dalmiya's contention that copies of the documents were illegible, observing that the BCCI had in an affidavit stated that the documents supplied to Dalmiya would not be relied upon in its Disciplinary Committee proceedings against him and as such producing fresh copies were not necessary.

BCCI counsel had stated before the city court that on May 5, it had supplied copies of 273 vouchers of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), Bhawanipur branch in Kolkata, to Dalmiya in

Chennai and had not recorded any grievance about these.

They stated that these 273 documents would be relied on in the disciplinary proceedings against him and not the nearly 2000 documents supplied as per Dalmiya's request on August 26.

Dalmiya had moved the city court challenging the BCCI's summons to him for appearing before its disciplinary committee, headed by Sharad Pawar, present president of the Board.

The city court had on August 22 directed the BCCI to supply nearly 2000 documents to Dalmiya, as sought by him, before August 29 for inspection in connection with the PILCOM (Pakistan India Lanka Committee for 1996 World Cup) accounts.

The court directed Dalmiya to complete the inspection and file his reply on the proceedings to the Board by September 9.

The Board would be free to summon him before the Disciplinary Committee after another seven days following September 9, Judge Sarkar had directed.

The cricket Board had suspended Dalmiya pending inquiry by the disciplinary committee into allegations of financial irregularities against him.

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