ED issues ‘blue alert’ against Lalit Modi

Zeecric Bureau

New Delhi: Embattled former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi got into further trouble on Thursday as the Enforcement Directorate, probing Modi’s links into the alleged irregularities in the IPL related deals, issued a ‘blue alert’ against him. According to reports, the alert has been issued effective from October 1.

According to sources, 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.