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Lalit Modi submitted forged documents in his defence to Interpol, claims ED

Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi’s troubles with the Interpol may not be over despite the international agency declaring that he is more subject to a Red Corner Notice (RCN) last month.

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A file image of Lalit Modi. Reuters

Now, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has informed Interpol that the documents submitted by Modi in his defence were forged. ED has also raised questions about the reasons why Modi was given the reprieve.

“We have sent a detailed communication to CBI, which will forward it to Interpol,” a report in The Indian Express quoted an unnamed ED official as saying.

Modi, who took to Twitter last month to announce the Interpol decision, had reportedly submitted a report from Chennai police to the commission which took the final decision on RCN. In the report, the police had purportedly said that in their probe they had come to the conclusion that the allegations against Modi were of a “civil nature”.

The ED has contested Modi’s claims, pointing out that no such report was filed by the police.

“This is blatantly false. Chennai police have neither concluded the case to be of civil nature nor closed the probe. Whatever documents he submitted to Interpol regarding this are false. We have told this to Interpol,” the ED official added.

The ED registered a money laundering case against Modi and others based on a Chennai police complaint in 2012 on charges of alleged cheating in granting overseas telecast rights of the T-20 cricket tournament in 2009.

Updated Date: Apr 21, 2017 15:58 PM

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