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ED gets court nod to extradite Lalit Modi from UK for probe

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.

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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.

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