ED asks MEA to revoke Modi’s passport

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2010, 10:38 AM IST

Zeecric Bureau

Mumbai: In more trouble for former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a plea in the Mumbai passport office seeking the revocation of Modi’s passport.

According to reports, the ED has approached the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a bid to revoke Modi’s passport alleging non-cooperation by the latter in the investigation into the IPL scam.

The latest move by the ED means that Modi could be deported to India from London where he is presently reported to be.

A few days ago, the ED had issued a ‘blue alert’ against Modi.

Modi is suspected to be involved in Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violations worth several hundred crores.

The blue alert issued against Modi amounts to a blanket travel ban, which means that he would have to be detained at any International Check Post and the country where he is detained will have to inform the ED immediately and hand over Modi for questioning in the IPL case.

Modi was summoned by ED officials but he failed to appear for investigation, following which the ED issued a blue alert against him.

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