The International Criminal Police Organisation, or Interpol, is believed to have dropped former Indian Premier League Chairperson Lalit Modi from its database. Modi on Monday shared images on social media of notifications from the Interpol, which say that he no longer falls under its Red Notice category.
The Interpol issues a Red Notice against a wanted person to seek their arrest along with extradition. Modi is believed to be in the United Kingdom.
A notice dated March 24 read that the agency was aware that Modi was the subject of Interpol’s database in the past, but the data concerned had since been cancelled. He shared the notice on Twitter, saying “finally”. In a post on Instagram, Modi said he sat “completely numb” when he received the news. “It has been six years, nine months and 12 days to this day, and now I’m ready for a new beginning.”
India’s Enforcement Directorate had sought Interpol’s Red Corner Notice against the former cricket administrator in connection with a money laundering case. The case is based on a criminal complaint filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2010, accusing Modi for misappropriating funds amounting to Rs 470 crore during his term as IPL chief. The Chennai Police had registered a case against him and six others.