Interpol drops red corner request notice against Lalit Modi
In what could be considered as a setback to Indian agencies, the Interpol has dropped a request to issue Lalit Modi a red corner notice. Lalit Modi, the former boss of the Indian Premier League wrote a long and emotional post in which he announced that the request for a red corner notice had been dropped.
The Enforcement Directorate has been probing alleged irregularities and claimed that Modi had cheated the BCCI-IPL in granting overseas telecast rights of the tournament in 2009. Modi has however denied any wrongdoing in this regard.
Modi wrote on his social media, "I just got off from a flight from Barcelona through which I sat completely numb. Just as I was boarding the flight I got the news that Interpol had finally investigated and concluded and reached a verdict in my favour with a detailed letter of rejection of India's request for issuing of a red notice. The sword that was hanging over my head had suddenly gone. At first I did know what to do or say."
"I Just forwarded the notice to a few people who were either involved, supported or were well-wishers without a word from me. The flight was on the runway. I shut the phone.
And the whole flight I sat completely numb overcoming with so many emotions and a sense of anger at first and then a greater sense of gratitude. I had finally achieved the mantra -- that this shall pass too". I had always in my heart known truth will prevail."
"But never in my wildest dream think it would be so so on. I am just so thankful to my immediate family and friends and well-wishers for being there and want to say thank you for standing by me. I now can peacefully chart my next step in life. Thank you. Are over and new chapter ready to begin. It's been 6 years 9 months and 12 days to this day and now ready for a new beginning."
Officials with the ED, however, refused to comment on the matter. They said that they still looking into it. "The next course of action would be to send another request with more documentation for a red corner notice," ED officials stated.