The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has initiated steps for the issuance of an Interpol Red Corner Notice (RCN) against former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi, has maintained that it took all necessary steps required to send its summons for him, including mailing it to two of his alleged email addresses.
The ED took the steps in connection with its Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) probe against Modi, in which it is examining whether he could have allegedly benefitted from a payment of Rs 425 crore by a Singapore-based company to an obscure firm in Mauritius for the television rights of the IPL in 2009.
“The first time, the summons was sent on an email address, provided to us by his lawyers. But it was no longer working,” said a government source, adding, “The email was then sent on the second email address, but no response came. The summons was earlier sent to his authorised lawyers and also to his Mumbai office’s address.”