Fresh bid to be made for Interpol warrant against Lalit Modi

New Delhi: Indian investigative agencies will make a fresh bid to obtain the much-delayed Interpol arrest warrant against former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi after the Chennai Police recently submitted that it is actively pursuing its criminal probe against the former cricket czar and others.

Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi. Pic/AFP

Officials said the Investigating Officer (IO) of the Crime Branch of Chennai police has informed the Finance Ministry and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that it had registered an FIR against Modi and seven others in 2010 on charges of alleged financial irregularities on a complaint by former BCCI President N Srinivasan.

It is likely that the IO of Chennai police would also approach a local court to seek Modi’s presence in the case as being sought by the ED in its money laundering probe. This 2010 FIR became the basis for the ED to register the ‘predicate offence’ of money laundering against Modi in 2012. The agencies, sources said, will make a renewed effort to make Modi join the probe being carried out by ED and Chennai Police. 

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