New Delhi: Trouble seems to brewing for Lalit Modi, as the opposition made his name a masterstroke against the ruling NDA regime or Sushma Swaraj to be specific, a desperate government to shed the image of favouring LaMo unethically has declared on Friday that a red corner notice is soon going to be issued against him.
"We will issue red corner notice against Lalit Modi very soon," Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore told reporters in New Delhi. The Enforcement Directorate had earlier this week asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to issue a Red Corner notice against tainted cricket czar Lalit Modi, who is accused of violating foreign exchange rules and other income tax offences.
Last week, a Mumbai court had also issued a non-bailable warrant against Modi, who has triggered a huge political storm for his links with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Modi had left India in 2010 after he was accused of evading tax and other scams related to the IPL, which he founded. He has refused to return to India, saying he fears for his security in the country. He is wanted by the Enforcement Directorate which said it will ask the authorities in Britain to arrest him and send him to India.
On Thursday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had repeatedly dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the cricket czar, currently in London, back to India and put him on trial. "I am telling Modiji. This is a big opportunity for him. Just get Lalit Modi back and clean the mess (in cricket)," Rahul said, shortly after Parliament was adjourned sine die, calling Modi a "symbol of black money in India".