Lalit Modi case: probe agencies to approach Interpol afresh

Indian investigative agencies will make a fresh bid to obtain the much-delayed Interpol arrest warrant against former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi after the Chennai Police recently submitted that it is actively pursuing its criminal probe against him and others.
Officials said the Investigating Officer (IO) of the Crime Branch of Chennai police has informed the Finance Ministry and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that it had registered an FIR against Mr. Modi and seven others in 2010 on charges of alleged financial irregularities, based on a complaint by former BCCI President N. Srinivasan, which is “under investigation” and evidence is being gathered.
It is likely that the IO of Chennai police would also approach a local court to seek Mr. Modi’s presence in the case as being sought by the ED in its money laundering probe.
This 2010 FIR became the basis for the ED to register the ’predicate offence’ of money laundering against Mr. Modi in 2012.
After registering the offence, the anti-money laundering agency had sought an international Red Corner Notice (RCN) and arrest warrant against him from the Interpol.
The agencies, sources said, will make a renewed effort to make Mr. Modi join the probe being carried out by the ED and Chennai Police.

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