New Delhi: Suspended for life by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RS Lodha committee, Rajasthan Royals former co-owner Raj Kundra yesterday said he is shocked and disappointed by the punishment handed out to him.
Kundra was suspended for life by the Justice Lodha committee, which handed out punishments to those found guilty in the 2013 IPL betting scandal. While Kundra was suspended for life, the franchise which he co-owned until last year, was barred from IPL for two years.
"Many inaccuracies... Have requested for a copy of the judgement- obviously very shocked and disappointed... #Faith," Kundra tweeted.
Kundra later tweeted, "I stated in front of the Lodha Panel loud & clear ‘NOT GUILTY’ #IPLVerdict I request RTI & any ‘evidence’ against my betting be made public!"
The Justice, while delivering the three-member panel’s verdict, said that Kundra should have known the consequences of his actions.
"As part owner having 11.7 per cent of the franchise, Kundra should have conducted himself in accordance of his stature. Betting is a crime punishable in India and it is corrupt practice against BCCI constitution. It is difficult to accept that as a UK citizen, he did not know that betting was against the law in India," Justice Lodha has observed.
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