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Jwala GuttaThe Delhi High Court Friday refused to stay the inquiry proceedings by a committee set up by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) against India’s top doubles player Jwala Gutta for her alleged indiscipline.

Justice V.K. Jain, who had Oct 10 asked BAI to allow Jwala to take part in national and international tournaments, said no interim order is required as she had already been given relief by the court and allowed the committee to go ahead with its proceedings.

The court, however, said that if she is aggrieved by any decision of the committee, she can approach the court.

Gutta moved the high court challenging the notice issued to her by the committee Oct 14 and also sought a stay on its proceedings against her.

However, the court granted two weeks’ time to her to respond to the committee’s notice.

After BAI’s disciplinary committee recommended a life ban on Gutta on charges of indiscipline, a three-member committee was constituted earlier this month to evaluate the report and the committee was to submit its report within a month.

Gutta’s counsel urged the court to grant a stay on the composition of this newly-constituted committee and that it should not take any final decision against her till the final disposal of her plea in this court.

She had earlier this month moved the high court challenging the life ban on her recommended by the disciplinary committee of the BAI.


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