New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought an Interpol notice against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in connection with its probe in a money laundering case relating to alleged financial irregularities in the operations of various editions of the T-20 tournament. Officials said the agency’s Mumbai office officially moved for a ‘Red Interpol notice’ against Modi on the basis of a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued recently by a special court.
The agency has sought the global notice, sources said, as domestic legal remedies to serve its earlier issued Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) notice on Modi had not met with any success even as the ED alleged that Modi did not cooperate with it in this probe till now. The ED headquarters, sources said, later forwarded the legal request to the CBI head office in Delhi to get a notice issued through the latter’s Interpol wing.
A CBI spokesperson said the request has been received from the ED and it will be processed after due verification. The ED, sources said, has sought a ‘Red notice’, which is issued “to seek the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action” in a criminal case probe. Once the Red notice is sounded, the Interpol seeks to arrest the person concerned in any part of the world and notifies that country to take his or her custody for further action at their end.