New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday sent documentary evidence to enable the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) issue a Red Corner notice against Lalit Modi, according to reports.
The former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman has been accused of financial irregularities, including money laundering relating in the operations of various editions of the franchise-based T20 cricket tournament.
A Red Corner notice will help Interpol assist India in bringing Modi to face investigation for corruption in his native country. The 49-year-old former cricket administrator is currently living in London, after leaving India in 2010. Once the alert is sounded, the Interpol seeks to arrest the person concerned in any part of the world and notifies that country to take his or her custody for further action at their end.
It's worth noting that last week, Parliament's Monsoon Session witnessed a complete wash-out with the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party and main opposition Congress locked in the issues over Modi controversy.
Earlier, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on August 11 officially moved for the Red Corner notice against Modi on the basis of a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued by a special Mumbai court. ED claimed that Modi manipulated the process of assigning broadcast rights of the IPL in 2009, reportedly in exchange for a kickback in tune of over 125 crores.
(With Agency inputs)