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Supreme Court Restores Sasikala’s Conviction in Disproportionate Assets Case

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Finally the much waited Judgement on the disproportionate Assets case had arrived. The latest verdict from Supreme court of India rules out the AIADMK chief Sasikala’s chances of becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

As per the latest Judgement, SC has upheld the verdict of the special court along with penalties. From the latest update Sasikala will be banned from contesting for elections for a period of 10 years.

This Judgement from the SC would be a huge set back for chinnamma, since she had many hopes on the TN CM Chair. The Supreme court set aside the Karnataka High Court acquittal of V.K Sasikala, Ilavarasi and N. Sudhakaran and restored the trial court verdict.

The AIADMK General Secretary was be asked to surrender immediately and would have to be in prision for a period of 4 years as per the Trial court order. This might raise curtains to the political future of  V.K. Sasikala and as the verdict was given, OPS camp were seen much delighted and festive atmosphere in and around interim CM O Panneer Selvam’s residence.

A division bench of of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy set aside a Karnataka High Court order staying the conviction of Sasikala and three by a trial court. Justice Roy, in a concurring judgment, expressed deep concern over the “escalating menace of corruption in society

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Supreme Court Appoints Vinod Rai as BCCI Head

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The Supreme Court of India had appointed a Four-member committee for looking after the administration of BCCI. After sacking Anurag Thakur, the SC on today had made former CAG Mr. Vinod Rai as the new boss of the Board of Cricket Control in India.

The Four-member panel consists of Ramachandra Guha, famous historian, Diana Edulji former Women’s Cricket Team Captain and Vikram Limaye, CEO and MD of IDFC Limited.

BCCI Administration Committee was expected to announce a week ago, but on AG Mukul Rohtagi’s request of extension, SC made it happen today.

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Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra called BCCI to submit the proposed candidates for the administrative committee in a sealed cover. The Court also asked the board to recommend three members for representing BCCI in the upcoming ICC meeting.

Following the court orders, Anil Divan, Gopal Subramaniam, and the amicus curiae had submitted a sealed envelope that has nine names in it.

Supreme Court bench that consisting of  Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud opined that a nine-member committee would be long and asked the BCCI to revise the list as they have few objections on the age of some executives. They stated that people above 70 are not eligible for the post of administrators.

The only former cricketer in the panel was Edulji. She had played 20 Tests and 34 One-Day Internationals for India.The Supreme Court also appointed Amitabh Chaudhary and Limaye as representatives of BCCI for the ICC meetings scheduled in February.

Supreme Court Says Divorce Issued by Church Court Can’t dominate Law

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The Apex Court on Thursday announced that the Divorce approved by the Christian Personal Law Court wouldn’t override the law and also the Supreme Court rejected a petition that wants according to legal sanction to such separations issued by the Church Court.

A bench heading Chief Justice J S Khekar and Justice D Y Chandrachud closed the petition applied by Clarence Pais, a former president of Karnataka Catholic Association. He said that the issue had been settled by it in its 1996 result delivered in Molly Joseph vs George Sebastian divorce case.

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Canon Law, which is the personal law of Christians, may have scriptural or religious allegations to the parties. After the Divorce Act came into existence, a suspension or withdrawal approved under such personal law can’t have any lawful influence as law provided a different process and a different code for divorce or withdrawal,” says Supreme Court.

Former President of Karnataka Catholic Association Mr. Pais, in his PIL filed in 2013 had said, the Divorce Granted by a church, set up under its personal law could be considered valid under the Indian Common Law which was done in the case of Muslims with respect to ‘Triple Talaq.’

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Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee had questioned that when triple Talaq could get legal holiness for granting divorce to Muslim couples why could ‘Cannon Law verdicts not be made compulsory on course of law. Sorabjee had also claimed that many Catholic Christians, who married after getting divorce from Church Courts faced many criminal charges of adultery as such divorces are not recognized by the civil and criminal courts.

The Government, however not accepted the petition of Mr. Pais saying Canon law can’t be acceptable to dominate Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872 and Divorce Act, 1869.

Supreme Court asks Sahara to pay Rs. 600 crore by 6th February

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The Supreme Court announced Sahara Group Chief Subrata Roy to deposit Rs. 600 crore more in SEBI-Sahara refund account by 6th February. On Thursday, the court ordered to pay the amount or go to jail. The Sahara group engaged in a long legal battle with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to refund over Rs. 24,000 crores to investors.

“You have been given a lot of time. You must make the scheduled payment by February 6 to stay out of jail,” the top court told Sahara counsels.

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Subrata Roy 68, who is currently out of jail on parole which granted to him, following his mother’s death in May 2016. Roy and other two directors were sent to Tihar jail in New Delhi on 4th March 2014. The court initially ordered Sahara to deposit Rs. 1000 crore with market regulator SEBI, and later it is settled for Rs. 600 crore.

On 25th October, the court extended the Subrata Roy parole till 28th November after the company deposited Rs. 200 crore of repayment of investors. Roy, directly accused in the case of about non-refund of nearly Rs. 20,000 crores to the investors.

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Meanwhile, the regulator SEBI kept as many as five parcels of the company land for e-auction, in a bid to increase money through the sale of Sahara assets. Earlier, 13 properties put on the block in the month of October. And before that, around 58 properties auctioned in July with a collective reserve amount of nearly Rs 5,000 crore.

Anurag Thakur has no Apprentice in Administration, Says Supreme Court

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After hearing the arguments from both ends, Supreme Court has finally announced that the court has decided to remove the BCCI President Anurag Thakur from the post with a show cause notice issued in regards to charges of Lying and disrespect of court.

To keep the future of Indian Cricket Administration in good hands, Supreme Court has announced this news and Anurag Thakur has until January 19 to reply to the Supreme Court’s charges, as does Ajay Shirke, the BCCI secretary.

The Justice RM Lodha said it is the victory for Cricket and committee’s references for a facelift of the BCCI were also taken into consideration, with Supreme Court disqualifying all the board and its state association office holders who have failed to meet the new conditions set by the board. The Supreme Court will replace the top brass of the BCCI with a new panel of administrators, and it will be decided on January 19.

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Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke paid the price for challenging the Supreme Court order which had been passed in July last year. The main court had accepted most of the references made by the three-member Lodha panel which had been launched to look into the operations of the BCCI.

Anurag Thakur was just 41-years-old and he had become the second youngest person to lead the BCCI after FatehSingh Rao Gaekwad, who was just 33 when he took charge of the BCCI in 1963. In September 2011, he was elected joint-secretary in N Srinivasan’s government. His occupancy was marked by his disobedience of Srinivasan and he openly spoke out against the formation in the result of the corruption scandal which rocked IPL in 2013.

Before getting elected as the president, he was the Bcci Secretary in March 2015. He had been the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president since 2000.

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Anurag played a first-class match for Himachal Pradesh in the 2000-01 Ranji Trophy season. He has scored a seven-ball duck and appealing two wickets in nine overs.

There is a buzz that Anurag Thakur have played that match only because he wanted to become a junior national selector. The BCCI rules at the time directed that only those with first-class cricket experience qualified to be selectors.

The Supreme Court appointed advocates Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam and asked them to suggest the names of those believed capable of managing the BCCI. The SC had also threatened Anurag with a jail term if he was found guilty of lying under oath in an attempt to block the Lodha Committee developments.