Supreme Court orders Anurag Thakur to apologise in front of the court

Anurag Thakur

The Supreme Court on Friday has ordered Former Indian Cricket Board President, Anurag Thakur to appear before the court. Earlier, Anurag Thakur has sent an affidavit of apology which the Supreme Court judges, Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud¬†denied to accept. On Friday, they decided to drop charges on Anurag Thakur if he appears before the court in person and extends an unconditional an uncategorical apology. They have also asked him to file a ‘one-page short affidavit’ tendering an unconditional apology.

Senior advocate, PS Patwalia also said that he has got a very good case through which he can prove that he has done nothing wrong. The next date for the court has been fixed as 14th July and Anurag Thakur has been asked to remain present in the court that day. The proceedings of this case were initiated on 2nd January for filing a false affidavit over writing to ICC on the issue of autonomy.

While issuing the notice to Thakur, court had said,¬†“The conduct of the President of BCCI in seeking a letter from the President of ICC in August 2016, after the final judgement and Order of this Court, is nothing but an attempt on the part of the head of BCCI to evade complying, with the Order of this Court.”