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IPL 2009: Enforcement Directorate slaps Rs 121 crore FEMA penalty

A special director of the Enforcement Directorate levied a penalty of Rs 82.66 crore on the BCCI, Rs 11.53 crore on N Srinivasan, Rs 10.65 crore on Lalit Modi, Rs 9.72 crore on former BCCI treasurer MP Pandove and Rs 7 crore on the State Bank of Travancore (now merged with the SBI).

cricket Updated: May 31, 2018 21:27 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
IPL 2009,BCCI fine,N Srinivasan
The Enforcement Directorate was investigating the case for the alleged contravention of the Foreign Exchange Act (FEMA) in transferring over Rs 243 crore out of the country to host the 2009 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in South Africa.(HT Photo)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday slapped a penalty of over Rs 121 crore on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), its former boss N Srinivasan, former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi and others for alleged violation of the FEMA law while organising the 2009 edition of the IPL in South Africa.

A special director of the central probe agency in Mumbai levied a penalty of Rs 82.66 crore on the BCCI, Rs 11.53 crore on its former chairman Srinivasan, Rs 10.65 crore on ex-IPL commissioner Modi, Rs 9.72 crore on former BCCI treasurer MP Pandove and Rs 7 crore on the State Bank of Travancore (now merged with the SBI).

The total penalty amount was Rs 121.56 crore, they said.

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The ED was investigating the case for the alleged contravention of the Foreign Exchange Act (FEMA) in transferring over Rs 243 crore out of the country to host the 2009 Indian Premier League edition in South Africa.

The FEMA order stated that this transfer of funds was in alleged violation of the RBI guidelines meant for transferring funds abroad.

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The order asked the accused to deposit the fine amount in the government exchequer within 45 days time.

The T-20 IPL cricket tournament, that began in 2008, saw its 11th edition wrapping up recently.

First Published: May 31, 2018 21:27 IST