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Kolkata: A city court restrained the AIFF from preventing Mohun Bagan from participating in the I-League on Wednesday.

The city civil court, taking up an ex-parte petition by Bagan after the AIFF, earlier on Wednesday, deferred their December 15 match against Pailan Arrows, restrained AIFF from taking any decision on the issue without giving Mohun Bagan the opportunity of being heard.

The matter will come up before the court again on January 11.

Mohun Bagan’s lawyers submitted that the AIFF be restrained from taking any arbitrary decision on the violence-marred I-League derby against East Bengal as the former pulled out after the interval trailing 0-1.

Mohun Bagan filed the case before the city court against the CEO of I-League. According to AIFF’s Clause 22, if a team withdraws in the middle of a match, it will be suspended from the I-League for the current season and the following two seasons unless it was dubbed a ‘force majeure’. The FIFA rule states that if a missile of any kind lands on the ground, then a team has the right to walk off.

However, in this case, Mohun Bagan played out the stoppage time in the first half after Syed Rahim Nabi was hit. (PTI)

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