SC to hear plea
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea of Delhi Football Club alleging the illegal continuation of a committee and Praful Patel as president of All India Football Federation (AIFF) for over a decade.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, was told by lawyer Prashant Bhushan that an illegal committee is continuing to head the AIFF due to the non-hearing of a petition of the football body against the 2017 decision of the Delhi High Court. The bench also comprised justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli.
An interim application was filed by the Delhi Football Club in the pending appeal before the Supreme Court.
Earlier, the sports ministry filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that Praful Patel has no mandate to continue as AIFF president as he has already served three terms and the national body should hold elections without further delay.