Mumbai: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, who is under scanner of Income Tax department for suspected financial irregularities in the bidding process, is facing death threat with the underworld allegedly conspiring to bump him off, police said.
Modi was on the target list of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim even before IPL season III had begun, police said, adding Dawood’s men had plotted to eliminate him either in Mumbai or Bangalore.
“He is on the hit list of Dawood. Besides he was also the chairman of the IPL when the tournament was on and hence security was provided to him during his visit to Mumbai. He would be provided security whenever he visits here,” a senior police official said.
However, the official refused to comment on the motive of the underworld to kill Modi.
Dawood’s men had reportedly conducted a recce in the vicinity of Nirlon house at Worli in central Mumbai where Modi’s office is located as part of their plan to eliminate him, who is in the middle of controversy following the alleged financial irregularities surfaced in stake holding pattern in the IPL franchise.