Rs 25000 fine imposed on man after he filed petition in high court to ban IPL auctions; sought to level charges of corruption, trafficking
In a peculiar turn of events, a man filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the IPL auctions which has been taking place since the inception of the marquee league in the year 2007.
As per the reports, the man had allegedly levelled charges of human trafficking and corruption against the IPL action process and was of the view that the purchase and sales of players or individuals via bidding process was absolutely illegal.
The bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar of the Delhi High Court dismissed the plea by Sudhir Sharma. They stated that it is “not a Public Interest Litigation but a ‘Publicity Interest Litigation”.
Man imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 for his petition
The judges in fact, fined the petitioner a sum of Rs. 25,000 plus remarked that the playing for the IPL franchises in fact, have raised the prestige of the cricketers.
“Playing for these teams in fact raised their prestige,” the bench remarked adding that none of the contentions of the petitioner was true. The plea of the petitioner claimed that the players go through the auctioning process where they are purchased and sold through bidding corporates.
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But this was not it, Sudhir had even stated that practices like the IPL auction promoted corruption, nepotism and human trafficking by selling of players through open bidding on national television.
He further added that the promotion of the aforementioned practices is “a glaring violation of the law and the legal system” which promotes human selling, bidding, auctioning, etc. in ‘flagrant violation of the law.