Look Out Circular issued against Modi
Former IPL commissioner, Lalit Modi, on Friday appeared to be headed towards serious trouble with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) alerting airports and other entry points across the country to detain him in case of his arrival.cricket Updated: Oct 16, 2010 00:28 IST
Former IPL commissioner, Lalit Modi, on Friday appeared to be headed towards serious trouble with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) alerting airports and other entry points across the country to detain him in case of his arrival.
Modi (46), currently in the United Kingdom, is under the ED scanner for alleged violation of foreign exchange regulations in connection with the IPL.
A Look Out Circular has been issued by the ED against Modi. It empowers the enforcement agencies at the country's check-points to detain the individual who has been flagged and inform the ED immediately.
The circular has been flashed to entry points and airports in the country along with his photographs by the ED which has already started the process of revoking Modi's passport, who is facing allegations of misappropriation of Board funds amounting to around Rs 470 crore. The ED had recently issued an international Blue Notice Alert for detention of Modi for alleged "serious contraventions" of the foreign exchange law in connection with the IPL. The notice bears Modi's photograph and passport number. Modi, however, has maintained that he has always cooperated with the ED and that he is ready to appear before the agency personally in London or through video conferencing.
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Police said it would take at least one week to take action on the complaint filed by the BCCI. "We’ve been given lot of records by the BCCI. Some of them are very complicated. We will seek the help of experts. After having gone through these records, we can come to a conclusion on who are the people we can issue summons to," said Chennai police chief, T Rajendiran.
First Published: Oct 16, 2010 00:27 IST