Modi unlikely to appear before inquiry committee: Lawyer

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Lalit Modi will not appear in person before the BCCI disciplinary committee in the near future, his lawyer Mohammad Abdi said on Sunday.

Updated: August 01, 2010 13:17 IST
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New Delhi:

Lalit Modi is not expected to appear in person before the BCCI disciplinary committee in the near future as the suspended IPL commissioner is just pressing for recusal of two members of the penal, his lawyer Mohammad Abdi said on Sunday.

"It is just a recusal issue now and there is no need for Modi to appear in person. If required he will appear by a video conferencing or tele conferencing. He is not appearing in video conferencing today," Abdi said just before going in for the third hearing of the disciplinary committee.

"If Modi's security allows, he may appear in future," he added.

The three-member disciplinary panel, comprising Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia, had allowed Modi to be represented by his lawyers during their July 16 meeting after the suspended IPL commissioner received death threats from the under world.

Disclosing that there was some new development today, Abdi said BCCI was indulging in some 'ugly' things.

"Just a while ago, I came to know that BCCI are planning to do some ugly things but I cannot disclose it right now. I will have to seek their clarification first in this matter today before pressing for recusal issue," he said.

"If such ugly things continue, the issue will drag on and it will take a long time to sort it out," Abdi said when asked if there will be any decision.

At the second hearing of the disciplinary committee here last Tuesday, Abdi had pressed for the inclusion of a retired Supreme Court judge and recusal of Chirayu Amin and Arun Jaitely from the BCCI's disciplinary panel, probing into the alleged financial irregularities of Modi. 

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