17 April, New Delhi
The Supreme Court Friday appointed CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal.
A bench comprising Justices T S Thakur and F M I Kalifulla said the CBI officer would be at liberty to choose his team of officials for assistance in probing the scandal further.
Priyadarshi will replace B B Mishra as the head of the probe team following his retirement.
Earlier, he was recommended by the apex court appointed three-member committee of retired judges headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha. The committee has been entrusted the job of further investigating the IPL-6 scandal.
The committee was tasked to investigate allegations against Sundar Raman ,Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra and their respective franchises, and also to examine and make suitable recommendations to the BCCI for such reforms.