FIR lodged against IPL chief Lalit Modi

Published: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 13:14 [IST]
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FIR lodged against Modi for forgery

Jaipur: An FIR has been lodged against Indian Premier League Chairman Lalit Modi for forgery and criminal conspiracy in the 2004 Nagapur Land Row case.

Reports say that Modi had his eye on the president's post of the Rajasthan Cricket Association in 2004 but was not a domicile of the state.

The complaint was lodged by a member of the Jaipur District Cricket Association, Anil Shekhawat, who alleged that Modi had misappropriated Rs 22 lakh.

It has been alleged that in order to be the RCA president, Modi bought land (immovable property) in Nagaur in 2004 using forged signature and he was also made Nagaur cricket association President. He also did not reveal the fact that he was charged with keeping narcotics substance during his stay in California.

The case has been revisited by the Congress Goverment which is now calling the shots in Rajasthan. Many are calling this a case of political vendetta. Earlier this month, former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was charged with fraud in another land scam. Lalit Modi is a close confidante of Raje. And it was only a matter of time before he too came under the scanner.

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