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AICF elections: single judge order upheld

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CHENNAI: A single judge order directing the All India Chess Federation (AICF) to hold elections under the supervision of a retired Judge of the Madras High Court, has been upheld by a Division Bench, which further said that the former honorary secretary of the AICF, P.T. Ummer Koya, could also contest elections.

The Bench comprising Justice Prafulla Kumar Misra and Justice N. Kannadasan, passing orders on the appeals preferred by Mr. Koya, asked the AICF honorary president, N. Srinivasan, to convene a general body meeting and conduct polls to elect new office-bearers.

Mr. Justice Kannadasan, writing the judgment, further said: "The president shall chair the meeting in his capacity as president of the association, without seeking any assistance of D.V. Sundar and N.K. Mishra." The single judge had given liberty to the president to draft the services of the two for conducting the general body meeting and the elections.

The Bench modified the single judge order to this effect since the appellants raised the issue and submitted that the two assisting the president was one of their primary objections. During proceedings, the senior counsel for Mr. Srinivasan too submitted that the president would convene the meeting without the assistance of the two.

In the present order, the Judges further said that the president was bound by any direction that may be given by the former Judge of the Madras High Court, Justice A.K. Rajan, "who shall have the power to supervise the convening of a general body meeting. It is open to Mr. Justice Rajan to give appropriate directions, if the circumstances so warrant, about the convening of the general body meeting and the conduct of election of office-bearers."

As regards Mr. Koya's participation in the election process, the Judges said he could contest the elections and that if he were elected then the single judge order restraining him from holding the post and discharging the functions would not come in his way. "If elected, the interim orders granted by the single judge against Mr. Koya and others will not be operative and they would be free to discharge their duties of the post to which they are eventually elected."

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