SC asks Centre to respond to PIL seeking Lodha Panel-like committee for all sports

Mumbai [India], Jan.23 : The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a petition seeking to form a Lodha Panel-like committee, in order to look into the irregularities in other sports across the country.

The petition, which was heard by a three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar, sought the intervention of the Supreme Court for a direction to the Center to constitute a Lodha Panel-like committee.

The new committee would look and probe if there is any kind of corruption and irregularities by anyone in any sport in the country.

Following allegations of corruption, match fixing and betting scandals in cricket in the country, the Supreme Court of India appointed a three-panel member led by Justice R.M Lodha in January 2015 to look into the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and suggest reforms.

Source: ANI