India is all set to request UK to extradite the former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, he has been facing money laundering probe, with the Enforcement Directorate asking further the Ministry of External Affairs to act in this regard.
External Affairs Minister Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that a request has been sent by the Enforcement Department, and is currently being examined by our their legal experts. Once they are sure that it is in good shape then they would further send it to the British Government for consideration.
The ED department wants Lalit Modi to be part of the investigation in a case related to IPL, where an FIR was registered against him and others under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Lalit Modi, former Indian Premier League chairman
About two months back a special court in Mumbai had allowed the Enforcement Directorate to begin extradition proceedings against Lalit Modi in regard with its money laundering probe.
In August last year, the agency has also moved to the Interpol to get a notice issued against Mr. Modi but their request is still in process there.
The ED is probing against Lalit Modi, the IPL and its executives for violation of anti-money laundering laws after the criminal FIR in 2012.
ED has also invoked PMLA along with sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal code to investigate that if the BCCI-IPL and the exchequer had been further cheated in the award of the telecast rights for the T-20 tournament in year 2009.
the meantime, Mr. Modi has denied any wrong doing.