Mumbai:Lalit Modi's attorney Mehmood Abdi on Monday refuted reports which said that the suspended IPL Commissioner was planning to boycott Tuesday's disciplinary committee meeting in New Delhi.
"There seems to be a concerted campaign by vested interests by planting such rumours just to create the impression that Lalit Modi is running away from the enquiry," Abdi said.
"Modi from day one has asked not just for a thorough probe but (a probe) by an Independent panel not amenable to influence or interest in the issues involved or otherwise biased against him. He is happy to cooperate in any way to bring this matter to rest provided it does not become a witch hunt," he added.
This is the firm and consistent line Modi has been following through his replies to the three show cause notices and the demands for recusal of interested parties from the disciplinary proceedings, Abdi said.
Stating that Modi would be represented by his lawyers in tomorrow's meeting, Abdi said, "we are going to attend the meeting of the disciplinary committee tomorrow and look forward to resolution of the core issue of recusal at the earliest which is required in order to ensure that justice is not obstructed."
"We expect a fair deliberation tomorrow, more so in the view of the fact that a legal luminary Mr Arun Jaitley is involved in the process who will hopefully uphold the highest standards of judicial propriety and fairness of process on the core issue of recusal and lay to rest the issue of a witch hunt," Abdi said.
Modi has nothing to hide and ready to face a bigger and fairer enquiry by a retired Supreme Court Judge because witch hunt will never lead the truth to surface, he added.