New Delhi: According to a report in the Times of India, Lalit Modi paid for Aditya Verma's travel expenses during the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case.
Cricket Association of Bihar secretary, Verma, was the main peitioner in the case that eventually led to the ouster of N Srinivasan from the BCCI.
“Ticket. Beacon can do. But why does he need to travel for cases. We should take over...,” was Modi's response to his lawyer Swadeep Hora after the latter, on February 18, informed him that Verma was “in requirement of funds”
Beacon is a travel agency, which is operated by the KK Modi Group. The agency processed Verma's tickets on March 3.
“I talk to Modi, an enemy's enemy is a friend. But I have never taken any financial help from him. If I had, I would have owned up. The last time I spoke to him was on Jan 22 when the Supreme Court verdict went in my favour. He congratulated me and that was all. If Modi had financed me, I wouldn't have been travelling in an auto, there would have been swanky cars waiting for mr. I don't know what Beacon Travels is all about,” Verma was quoted as saying by the report.