New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI)'s suggestion to set up a special committee to probe the IPL spot-fixing scandal and proposed a three-member panel headed by former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal to examine the issue.
A bench of Justices AK Patnaik and JS Kehar also proposed the names of senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General N Nagehswar Rao and Assam Cricket Association member Nilay Dutta to be part of the panel.
It asked the counsel of BCCI and Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), which are at loggerheads on the issue of fresh probe in the scandal, to seek instructions on the proposed panel and posted the case for hearing on Tuesday, when a formal order would be passed on it.
The bench turned down BCCI's proposal of setting up a Special Purpose Committee (SPC) comprising senior politician Arun Jaitley and Nilay Dutta to look into the issue.
It also turned down the plea of BCCI that the proposed panel should find out, if further probe is required into all the issues mentioned in the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police in the scandal.
The bench said that the panel would conduct an independent inquiry into the allegations and submit its report to the Supreme Court.
"Mumbai Police can go on its own. Let the panel make an independent inquiry and give report to the Supreme Court and suggest remedial measures," it said.
The court was hearing cross appeals filed by BCCI and CAB challenging Bombay High Court's order which had declared BCCI's probe panel in the scandal as illegal.
The Apex Court on August 30 had heard the petition filed by Aditya Verma, Secretary, CAB, challenging the High Court's order refusing to appoint a fresh committee to probe the scam.
CAB has pleaded that when the High Court declared the panel of two judges as unconstitutional, it should have appointed a fresh committee to look into the issue.


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