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BCCI Lodges Police Complaint Against Lalit Modi

Chennai, Oct 13 :  Opening a new front, the BCCI secretary N Srinivasan today lodged a criminal complaint with the Chennai Police Commissioner against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi. The complaint mentioned misappropriation
PTI October 13, 2010 12:58 IST
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Chennai, Oct 13 :  Opening a new front, the BCCI secretary N Srinivasan today lodged a criminal complaint with the Chennai Police Commissioner against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi.

The complaint mentioned misappropriation of funds, irregularities in the distribution of media rights among others. The complaint was filed in Chennai as the Cricket Board is registered here.

The Chennai Police Commissioner T Rajendra confirmed the development that a criminal complaint has been filed against former IPL chief. In his complaint, Srinivasan said there were a lot of charges against Modi which have attracted various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Annual General Meeting of the BCCI, held last month in Mumbai, had decided to file a comprehensive police complaint against Modi.

This complaint only adds to the trouble for Modi against whom the Enforcement Directorate has already issued a Blue Corner Notice. However, Modi had denied receiving any official communication in this regard.

Last week, in a drastic action, the Cricket Board had terminated Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab from the IPL on alleged breach of franchise agreement by them.

The two scrapped franchisees have been at the centre of corruption allegations involving Modi who was already been suspended by BCCI in July and a committee set up to investigate irregularities in the bidding process in 2008. Modi though has denied any wrongdoing in the bidding.

Modi is presently facing 22 charges ranging from financial irregularities to rigging bids, proxy holdings and kickbacks in broadcast deals of IPL. PTI