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Modi's public appearance proof that he is not hiding: Abdi

mumbai Updated: Nov 03, 2010 22:36 IST

Lalit Modi's public appearance in London today is a proof that the former IPL chairman has nothing to hide from any investigating agency, his lawyer Mehmood Abdi said on Wednesday.

"The public appearance of Lalit Modi has only vindicated my stated position that Modi has nothing to hide and his studied silence should not be misconstrued as hiding," Abdi told PTI here today.

"Public appearance of Modi is off course a Diwali gift to his fans and well-wishers," he added.

Abdi said that since as per the qualified security advisory to Modi, concerning the threat perception to his life, has not altered as such he is unlikely to return to India in the near future.

However, Modi, who is facing investigation from multiple government agencies for alleged financial irregularities in the Indian Premier League, has been cooperating with the BCCI and other investigating agencies and has supplied every information that has been asked from him by the ED and other authorities, the lawyer said.

"The Enforcement Directorate should come out of the technical rigmarole and, instead of insisting on personal appearance of Lalit Modi before the authorities in India, should now exercise the other legal options available to them for questioning Modi and find out the truth about the allegations," he said.