Misappropriation complaint: Fresh summons to Lalit Modi

Chennai, Jan 13 (PTI) The city police have issued freshsummons to suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and fiveothers over complaint of misappropriation of funds of Rs 468crore, filed by Indian cricket board secretary N Srinivasan.

Modi and five others -- Harish Krishnamachari of Mumbai,Ajay Verma of New Delhi and World Sports Group office-bearersVenu Nair, Andrew Georgio and Seamus O''Brien -- have beenasked to appear for an inquiry either on January 25, 26 or 28,a date suitable for them, Police Commissioner T Rajendran toldreporters here today.

"If they failed to appear on any of these dates, legalsteps will be taken to bring them for inquiry," the PoliceCommissioner said.

Srinivasan had lodged a complaint last year against Modi,charging him with misappropriation of Rs 468 crore, mainly inallotting media rights and free commercial rights.

Modi and others had not responded to summons issued inDecember, asking them to appear in the first week of thismonth.

However, Kunal Dasgupta, whose name also figured in thecomplaint, had complied with the police summons to appearbefore it.

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