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ED’s request for a red-corner notice against Lalit Modi turned down

Sword hanging over my head gone: Lalit Modi

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March 28, 2017, 11:58 am

Lalit Modi

Former IPL boss Lalit Modi

Jaipur: The INTERPOL has decided against issuing a red-corner notice against sports tycoon Lalit Modi who is under investigation by Indian agencies for alleged irregularities in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In a series of tweets, Modi disclosed that the INTERPOL has turned down the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) request to issue the red-corner notice against him.

A red corner notice is an arrest warrant issued by the INTERPOL on behalf of the government of a particular country, and issued to another country as a formal request to deport a wanted individual.

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.”

First published: March 28, 2017