news Monday, June 29, 2015 - 05:30
    Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi who is currently embroiled in a controversy famously termed as 'Lalit Gate' launched a Twitter war on the Indian National Congress (INC) accusing them of being the "real looters of India."   In a series of tweets on Sunday night, Modi accused the Congress government of burying all their alleged scams and also claimed that the party would be issued summons by his lawyers in UK courts.   While asking the Congress government where they had "stashed" away their money, Modi also took a dig by spelling out the names of party leader Satish Sharma and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram.         However, despite the taunt, the young Congress leader from Tamil Nadu seems to be unperturbed as this response to Lalit Modi's tweet showed.   @sleuthstock @LalitKModi Why waste time with a new case when he already has enough on his plate. — Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) June 28, 2015   In 2012, the Puducherry police had arrested a man on the basis of a complaint filed by Karti Chidambaram who had called the tweet defamatory.  In another development, a mysterious tweet to the Modi's handle on Friday opened up another can of worms after a Twitter user called @shyamswami158 put out a mail allegedly written by Modi to the ICC chief executive David Richardson in June 2013.  In the mail, Modi alleges that three IPL players ( Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina) belonging to Chennai Super Kings then had received favours to the tune of Rs 20 crore each from a bookie. The letter added that the bookie was an acquaintance of Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan, both of whom were pulled up in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. An ICC spokesperson reacted, "The ICC confirms that Mr Modi's confidential email, which was received in June 2013, and which has recently been published on Twitter, was provided to the ACSU at the time. The ACSU handled the information in accordance with its standard operating procedures, which included sharing it with BCCI's anti-corruption unit." Read - Lalit Modi saga: A Mysterious Twitter handle that made serious allegations against 3 top cricketers    

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