Naresh Makani shoots a letter to debar N. Srinivasan

Aditya Verma’s legal battle against N Srinivasan has found new support in the form of Naresh Makani, a Mumbai and Jamshedpur based RTI Activist and Tax Consultant.

Makani has alleged that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials and Srinivasan, the suspended President, have been misleading the public and media. Furthermore, efforts are being made by India Cements Limited to sell Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team to remove the disqualification suffered by Srinivasan to enable his return to the Presidency.

In the letter (a copy of which is in our possession) to the East Zone and other board members and a copy sent to the Court, Makani says, “By even suggesting that N.Srinivasan will contest for the post of President, BCCI after selling Chennai Super Kings tantamount to making a mockery of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment.

“In the course of enquiry by the (new) Committee (to be headed by Mr. Lodha) it may become necessary to enquire into the conduct of Mr.N.Srinivasan vis-vis his son-in-law Mr. Gurunath Meiyappan and his close confidante Mr. Sundar Raman.

“Mr.N.Srinivasan may be found guilty of mis-conduct within the meaning of IPL Regulations, Anti Corruption Code of BCCI. That is why the Hon’ble Supreme Court has in para 110 (V) that the consciously held disqualification of a person having commercial interest in the events of BCCI will continue till such time the person concerned holds such commercial interest or till such time the person concerned holds such commercial interest or till the committee considers and awards suitable punishment to those liable for the same whichever is later.

“The expression ‘award suitable punishment to those liable for the same’ includes Mr. N.Srinivasan if it becomes necessary.”

Makani also filed a criminal case (No. 0800078/SW OF 2013) against the BCCI and its office bearers before the Additional Metropolitan Magistrate in the 8th Court, Esplanade in Mumbai.

His complaint under sections 420, 120-B 109 NW, and the 34 of the Indian Penal Code is likely to come up for hearing soon.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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