New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain Lalit Modi’s plea of seeking a stay on Wednesday’s special general meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
A bench of justices H L Gokhale and J Chelameshwar while directing Modi to appear before the disciplinary committee also gave a piece of mind to him and the BCCI that they cannot rush to the apex court with their disputes on such trivial issues.
The apex court said that merely because Modi and the BCCI have huge money they cannot approach the apex court on such grounds.
Senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for Modi pleaded for stay of the proceedings on the ground that the meeting was illegal.
Justice Gokhale observed: “There is a possibility that you (Modi) may be exonerated. They may only give you a notice and may have to reply it, so why do you want to come to us.”
But when Singhvi tried to persist with the argument that he was challenging the very meeting as according to him it was convened without any proper authority of law, Justice Gokhale gave vent to his anger.
“Mainly because some bigshots are involved or some big people with big money are involved we can’t interfere. We are not going to interfere. You tell us what happens when a member is expelled from a society? Do you approach the high court or the Supreme Court ?
“For us the BCCI is also one of the societies,” the bench observed while dismissing Modi’s appeal.