Misappropriation complaint: Fresh summons to Lalit Modi

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2011, 17:37 PM IST

Chennai: The city police have issued fresh summons to suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and five others over complaint of misappropriation of funds of Rs 468 crore, filed by Indian cricket board secretary N Srinivasan.

Modi and five others -- Harish Krishnamachari of Mumbai, Ajay Verma of New Delhi and World Sports Group office-bearers Venu Nair, Andrew Georgio and Seamus O`Brien -- have been asked to appear for an inquiry either on January 25, 26 or 28, a date suitable for them, Police Commissioner T Rajendran told reporters here on Thursday.

"If they failed to appear on any of these dates, legal steps will be taken to bring them for inquiry," the Police Commissioner said.

Srinivasan had lodged a complaint last year against Modi, charging him with misappropriation of Rs 468 crore, mainly in allotting media rights and free commercial rights.

Modi and others had not responded to summons issued in December, asking them to appear in the first week of this month.

However, Kunal Dasgupta, whose name also figured in the complaint, had complied with the police summons to appear before it.

PTI