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IPL scandal: Mudgal committee's 'explosive findings' may not be made public

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Published on: November 3, 2014 | Updated on: Invalid date

Mudgal panel's report on IPL scandal is presented to the Supreme Court on Monday

The Mukul Mudgal-led committee had submitted their final report on IPL corruption (spot-fixing scandal) to the Supreme Court on Monday. Photo: PTI/ File

The Mukul Mudgal-led committee had submitted their final report on IPL corruption (spot-fixing scandal) to the Supreme Court on Monday. Photo: PTI/ File

Mumbai: Few outstation members (including former India captain Sourav Ganguly) of the Mudgal committee had extended their stay in Delhi beyond four days and all are believed to have signed an unanimous report, which is presented in a sealed envelope to the Supreme Court on Monday by two Delhi-based prominent lawyers Raju Ramchadran and Viduspat Singhania. 

While Raju Ramachandran has been a Senior Advocate at Supreme Court and also a former Additional Solicitor General. He was appointed as the amicus curiae (friend of the court) by the Supreme Court of India to evaluate the report of the Special Investigation Team that investigated the 2002 Gujarat violence and Singhania has been assisting the panel since the day of its inception. 

According to the sources in Delhi, there has been no separate report from Nilay Dutta this time. 

The original report which is ready for submission on Monday is shorter than the one which was submitted in February this year. 

In February this year, Nilay Dutta, the senior advocate and one of the three members of the panel (the other two were Mukul Mudgal and L. Nageshwar Rao) had a separate volume along with the original Mudgal panel report.  

However, this time there indeed is a separate report prepared by B.B.Mishra, another key member of the newly panel sanctioned by the Apex Court.  

It is not known whether Mishra's report too will be submitted to the Supreme Court but the contents of his findings are unlikely to be made public. On the basis of Mishra and his police team's findings, the Mudgal panel has finally prepared the short report. 

"Mishra's few findings done after extensive research are very explosive and it may damage the reputation of Indian cricket", the source in-know, said. 

"Mishra has interviewed so many players, officials, bookies and other people and their complete identities may not made public", the source further added.

Nilay Dutta issues notice:

In the meantime, Nilay Dutta has challenged the recent media report which suggested he went to welcome the suspended BCCI president N. Srinivasan during latter's recent visit to Guwahati. 

Speaking exclusively, he says, "I am not pagal (mad). Why would I go to receive him? I didn't meet Srinivasan. Notice has been issued and legal action will be taken if the false news is not retracted."

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