An important principle of justice is no man shall be judge in his own cause. But this principle is rarely followed in India. Politicians act as judges in their own cause and give themselves clean chits.

The BCCI inquiry panel, which went into allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the IPL, has done the same thing by giving a clean chit to its president N. Srinivasan, which was only expected. The so-called inquiry was a cruel joke on cricket fans.

T. Anand Raj,

Chennai

That India, a common law country, is not able to adhere to the principles of natural justice is disappointing. The formation of BCCI’s two-member inquiry commission to probe against its own president was a clear violation of the principle of nemo judex causa sua — no one should be a judge in his own cause.

Vartika Patel,

Lucknow

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