Mumbai: Following the Enforcement Directorate (ED), moving a special court in Mumbai over the issuance of an arrest warrant against the former IPL Chief Lalit Modi, the court has on Wednesday allowed a non-bailable arrest warrant against Lalit Modi.
During the hearing of the case, Special Judge PR Bhavake asked the prosecution that whether the court has the power to issue such a warrant in a pending investigation.
The Central agency Enforcement Directorate, approached the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Court, after Lalith Modi did not respond to the previous Summons issued by the ED. Modi made England as his present residence since 2010.
The Enforcement Director had first issued the summons to the Controversial former Cricket administrator through his India-based lawyer. However, the document was returned by his counsel to the ED saying that Modi was not authorized to receive it. Later, the ED officials have also e-mailed the summons to him, the Times of India reports.
Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has registered an FIR against Lalit Modi in 2010 under various provisions of the Indian Penal code. Two years later, the ED has filed a case under PMLA in relation to the Multi-Crore rupees Television rights deal of the Indian Premier League.