Red corner notice to be issued against Lalit Modi

After the non-bailable warrant, the ED moves to catch him

GN Bureau | August 11, 2015


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The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday requested the Central Bureau of Investigation to issue a Red Corner notice against tainted cricket czar Lalit Modi. Last week, a Mumbai court had issued a non-bailable warrant against the former chairman of IPL, who has triggered a huge political storm in India for his links with the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

A 'Red-corner notice' is an arrest warrant circulated by Interpol (CBI is nodal agency for international bodies) on behalf of the government of a particular country. It is a request from one country to another to arrest and deport the wanted individual.

Modi had left India in 2010 after he was accused of evading tax and other scams related to the IPL, which he founded. He has refused to return to India, saying he fears for his security in the country. He is wanted by the Enforcement Directorate which said it will ask the authorities in Britain to arrest him and send him to India.

From his home in London, Modi has been successful in generating a massive controversy after it emerged that Sushma and Vasundhara had helped the cricket czar in getting travel and other important documents. The opposition Congress has virtually stalled Parliament demanding the resignation of the two leaders.

Modi was fired from his job as IPL commissioner in 2010. In 2013, he was banned for life from playing any role in cricket administration by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Meanwhile, parliament has been paralysed due to Lalit Modi. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Congress will allow parliament to function only after external affair minister Sushma Swaraj discloses her family's financial transactions with Lalit Modi and hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for praising chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan while remaining silent on their "illegal" acts. Also Read: Land Bill on hold till next Parliament session. Bihar elections the trigger?|Parliament Monsoon Session Live updates

The Congress vice- president attacked Swaraj for being "secretly" kind and charitable to Lalit Modi, whom he termed as a criminal, and asked her to tell the country how much money she and her family "have received" in their bank accounts from the former IPL chief.

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