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Petitioner ‘satisfied’

Calcutta: Aditya Verma, the Cricket Association of Bihar secretary and the man credited with turning the heat on Narayanswamy Srinivasan, was satisfied with the Supreme Court order on Friday.

“I am fully satisfied with the order passed by the Honourable Supreme Court on Friday giving all power to former High Court judge Mukul Mudgal to investigate the spot fixing and corruption in the IPL VI last season,” Verma, whose petition in the court led to appointment of the Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal committee, said in a statement.

On April 29, when the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on whom to entrust further probe into the IPL case, Verma had also expressed his happiness, saying justice would eventually be done.

“I hope justice would eventually be done,” the Patna-based Verma had said.

Earlier, Verma had demanded a probe by either the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or National Intelligence Agency (NIA) into the IPL scandal.

“Only CBI or NIA enquiry is acceptable to me because if Hon’ble apex court-formed Justice Mudgal Committee is not acceptable by BCCI then why will I consider their probe panel,” said Verma in a statement.

However, with the Supreme Court entrusting the three-member Justice Mukul Mudgal commission to conduct further probe, he didn’t have anything to complain about.