Notice to Modi for 'leaving the country'

Published: Friday, April 24, 2009, 10:27 [IST]
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HC issues notice to IPL boss Lalit Modi

Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court issued a notice to IPL high commissioner Lalit Modi him asking to explain as to why he left the country without court's permission.

Lalit Modi is currently staying in South Africa where theIPL tournament is in progress.

Modi was ordered to seek court's permission before going out of India in connection with the cheating case against him. The court has asked Modi to explain the reason for not taking its permission and has indicated that Modi's bail could be cancelled due to this negligence from his side.

After facing forgery charges in a Rajasthan land deal, Indian Premier League(IPL) chief Lalit Modi courted more trouble when a cheating case was filed against him regarding a Rs six crore deposit to Chief Minister's Relief Fund for Jaipur blast victims.

A police complaint was filed by the state convener of a non-government organisation Nagrik Morcha Pandit Suresh Mishra at the Jyoti Nagar police station here under Sections 420 (cheating) and 467 (forgery of valuable security or will) IPC.

The case relates to a sum of Rs two crore out of the Rs six crore amount allegedly missing.

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