Will previous IPL commissioner and businessman Lalit Modi be the next target? After Vijay Mallya was jailed in London by Scotland Backyard, will the BJP federal government reveal the very same alacrity in extending the long arm of the law to Lalit Modi?Lalit Modi,
after the 2010 season of IPL, was suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for alleged misappropriation of funds. Modi, like Vijay Mallya later on did, left to London as quickly as he smelled of an Enforcement Directorate examination into his dealinigs.On Tuesday, after the arrest of Vijay Mallya, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy discussed a TELEVISION channel that Lalit Modi could be next, as the Indian federal government extends its efforts to bring back fugitives who have defrauded the country.Lalit Modi, who was Rajasthan Cricket Association president, was close to
the BJP chief minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje. She was accused by the then ruling UPA government at the Centre of assisting him flee the country. Lalit Modi is alleged to have actually paid off Vasundhara Raje and her kid Dushyant Singh with Rs 3.8 crore by way of an unsecured loan to a shell company.Lalit Modi has lived in London ever since he fled. His passport was withdrawed, as in the case of Mallya, however a High Court order restored it in 2014. This was not long after the Narendra Modi federal government pertained to power. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swaraj was one of the nine legal representatives who argued his case.Prior to the BJP coming to power in 2014, Keith Vaz, a British MP of Indian origin, had actually been lobbying UK immigration officials on behalf of Lalit
Modi. During a query after Vaz was reported to the UK’s Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, the MP pointed out a suggestion by Sushma Swaraj, who was at the time an opposition leader.As for the most current development in Lalit Modi’s case, just 20 days back, on March 28, 2017, Interpol rejected reports of the Indian federal government having actually asked for that a red corner notice be put out for Lalit Modi. On Twitter and Instagram, Modi himself published an Interpol document dated March 24, 2017, which said:”Lalit Kumar Modi … is exempt to an Interpol Red Notice or diffusion and not understood in the Interpol’s database. “Interpol, however, clarified that “in the past the individual (Lalit Modi) was subject of information record in Interpol’s database, yet the information was later on cancelled”. Modi then commented, “The sword that was hanging over my head is suddenly gone”. Is it back now?Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Court at Westminster, where Vijay Mallya was produced not long after his arrest, granted him bail. The crescendo that his arrest drama had actually reached fell simply within a couple of hours.