The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday got a go ahead from the Supreme Court to extradite former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi from UK in connection with its probe regarding money laundering.
Earlier in the day, ED had initiated extradition on Modi as per the media reports.
A few months back, the Mumbai wing of ED had requested its head office in Delhi to send its application seeking a red corner notice against Modi, said a senior ED official.
The agency had obtained a non bailable warrant against Modi from a special court in Mumbai in connection with a money laundering case.
Since Modi is based out of UK, the ED was seeking to obtain a Red Corner notice. A Red Corner notice is issued for offenders who can be arrested and extradited to the country where they are wanted.
The agency is investigation a case under the prevention of money laundering Act or PMLA. The PMLA case against Modi is based on a criminal complaint filed by the BCCI in 2010, accusing him of misappropriation of funds during his tenure as IPL chief.