news Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 05:30
In what could be the home-coming of the year, former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has been asked to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the money laundering case registered against him. As has been the case lately, Modi took to Twitter to respond in his inimitable way: “Keep complaining. Keep filing. Keep issuing notices See if I care. All the more happier to keep on exposing,” he tweeted. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Modi has three weeks for appearing in connection with the case registered against him, failing which an arrest warrant could be out in his name. “The summons against Lalit Modi was given to his Mumbai-based legal counsel Mehmood Abdi for compliance,” a source in the ED told the newspaper. The case registered against Modi is one which was filed in 2008. It pertains to a deal between World Sports Group (WSG) and Multi-Screen Media (MSM) over the television rights of the IPL. The probe is to examine whether Modi received kickbacks to the tune of Rs 125 crore in the deal by MSM, which represents SET Max. The benefits have allegedly been invested in an obscure Mauritius-based firm. Modi though, did not seem bothered by the summons. Here is how he responded: Let them investigate my tweets on them earlier this week. But no one interested. New data once #lalitgate starts — Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) July 6, 2015