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Interpol turns down India request for Red Notice against Lalit Modi

The former IPL commissioner, who currently lives in England, is accused of financial irregularity. India has asked for his extradition. Photograph: (Facebook)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2017, 08.00 AM (IST)

Interpol has turned down India's request for a Red Notice against former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

That means Interpol will not arrest him. 

Modi had fled India in 2010 after he was accused of financial irregularity in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.

He is currently living in England. 

The sword that was hanging over my head has suddenly gone,' Modi wrote on Instagram

India has asked for his extradition. 

"I just got off from a flight from Barcelona through which I sat completely numb. Just as I was boarding the flight I got the news that the Interpol had finally investigated and concluded and reached a verdict in my favour with a detailed letter of rejection of India`s request for issuing of a Red Notice," Modi wrote on Instagram.

"The sword that was hanging over my head has suddenly gone," he added.

The Interpol document dated March 24 said: "Lalit Kumar Modi... is not subject to an Interpol Red Notice or diffusion and not known in the Interpol`s database."


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