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AIFF ExCo lifts Mohun Bagan’s I-League suspension

AIFF Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has withdrawn the suspension of Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan AC during its meeting today.

AIFF Press Release:

After hearing of the officials of ‘McDowell Mohun Bagan’ and detailed deliberations, taking into account the findings of Justice A. K. Ganguly, former Judge, Supreme Court and Chairperson, West Bengal Human Rights Commission and by exercising its powers as “Appellate Body” read with Article 69 of the AIFF Disciplinary Code, it is RESOLVED that :-

a) Suspension/disqualification and deemed withdrawal from I-League completion as sanctioned stands withdrawn, subject to however, all points earned by ‘McDowell Mohun Bagan’ in current edition of I-League 2012-2013 as on 9th Dec., 2012 are taken away. ‘McDowell Mohun Bagan’ shall have to play the remaining matches as per the fixtures to be determined by AIFF in accordance with its sole discretion.

b) United Mohun Bagan Football Team Private Limited is to pay to AIFF forthwith a sum of Rs.2.00 crore as quantified compensation, damages and  losses;

c) United Mohun Bagan Football Team Private Limited and Mohun Bagan Athletic Club to provide undertaking in the form of Bond to AIFF that it would not in future commit or permit commitment of any breach of any Rules or Regulations or Code of Discipline or Code of Ethics and always act in disciplinary manner;

d) Until compliance of (b) and (c) above, the suspension imposed by I-League Committee shall remain operative notwithstanding the above decision and publication of fixtures as detailed above.;

e) The indiscipline committed by Mr. Odafa Onyeka Okolie, the Captain of ‘Mcdowell Mohun Bagan’ be referred to the Disciplinary Committee;

f) No official of United Mohun Bagan Football Team Private Limited  and Mohun Bagan AC shall be permitted to attend any  deliberation or meeting of AIFF  for a period of 1 year  from date;

The Secretary of AIFF is to communicate the above resolution with detailed decision as adopted to United Mohun Bagan Football Team Private Limited and all concerned including all member Associations.