Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday ordered sealing of the office of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) till March 30 on a plea by Lalit Kumar Modi against a no-confidence vote which led to his ouster as its chief.
The interim order by the single bench of Justice Bela M Trivedi came on the petition filed by Modi against the vote in an emergency governing body meeting held here on March 9. Modi alleged that the state units of RCA which were present to attend the meeting held on March 9, were not allowed to enter the premises by use of force and deterrence to life.
The members were looked by police in a bus and the unit members supporting him were not allowed to caste votes in the confidence motion voting, he alleged.
It was also alleged by Modi in his petition that though the scheduled time for voting was post noon, the polling began at 11.30 AM and Modi along with three others were declared voted out of their posts.
After hearing Modi's plea, the bench issued notice to J C Mohanti, president of Rajasthan Sports Council, and directed him to appear before the court with the record of proceedings on March 30. It also issued notice to Principal Secretary Sports, DGP, Rajasthan Cricket Association, Commissioner Jaipur police, leader of rival group Amin Pathan and some other persons.
Modi approached the single bench of Justice Trivedi which had by a detailed order in February held as illegal an extraordinary general body meeting held on October 11 last year in which Modi and his aides were ousted from their posts. The bench had then also permitted the estranged group lead by Pathan to hold a fresh meeting and bring a no confidence motion afresh.
It was also observed by the bench then that the motion was to be held under the chairmanship of Mohanti, who is also Principal Secretary of Medical Education Department.