The Supreme Court today appointed two retired Supreme Court Judges as mediators for former IPL head Lalit Modi and his mother Bina Modi, wife of late industrialist KK Modi, to resolve a long-pending property dispute.

The Supreme Court was hearing Lalit Modi's appeal against the Judgement of a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court which had held that the anti-arbitration injunction lawsuit filed by Bina Modi against her son is maintainable.

A Bench comprising of Chief Justice N V Ramana, Justice A S Bopanna and Justice Hima Kohli okayed the names of former Supreme Court Judges, Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice Kurian Joseph as mediators.

"Ultimately both parties have agreed to mediation under Judges Vikramjit Sen and Justice Kurian Joseph. We suggest parties use facilities of the Mediation Centre at Hyderabad. They can request for online mediation", the Court said.

"We direct parties to maintain confidentiality and request mediators to take undertakings. Mediation to expedite proceedings preferably within a period of three months," the Bench directed.

With PTI inputs