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Modi asked to appear before police by Feb 15

Chennai: The Chennai Police has once again summoned suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi and other people in connection with a funds misappropriation case, giving them time till February 15 to appear before it for inquiry.

"We have given them time till February 15," the city Police Commissioner T Rajendiran told reporters here.

Apart from Modi, the others summoned by the police are Harish Krishnamachari of Mumbai, World Sports Group office-bearers -- Venu Nair, Andrew Georgio and Seamus O`Brien.

The accused were earlier been asked to appear for an inquiry either on January 25, 26 or 28, any of the dates suitable for them.

The case was filed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary N Srinivasan, who lodged a complaint last year against Modi, charging him with misappropriation of Rs 468 crore, mainly in allotting media rights and free commercial rights.

Two of the accused -- Ajay Verma and Kunal Dasgupta had already complied with the police summons to appear before it.

They had been summoned under CrPC Sections 91 (to produce documents or other things) and 160 (power to require attendance of witnesses).

A case had been registered in October against Modi and others under different sections, including criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, falsification of accounts and cheating.

As part of its probe, police had sought details from The BCCI on the series of meetings between the Indian Cricket Board and IPL and its minutes.

PTI

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