In fresh trouble for Lalit Modi, the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday moved a special court here seeking issuance of fresh Letters Rogatory (LR) to the British government for execution of the warrant pending against the former IPL commissioner and his return to India for probe.
The move came at time when British Prime Minister Theresa May is on a three-day visit to India and a day after India asked Britain to extradite nearly 60 people wanted by it for bringing them back to face justice here. Letters Rogatory are issued when court or investigators want help from judicial authorities in another country.
“In the application before the court, we have stated that the court issue LR to UK for execution of non-bailable warrant issued against (Lalit) Modi and his consequent transfer to India for joining the investigation,” an ED official said. The ED application seeks that competent authorities in the UK take steps necessary for locating and identifying Modi. Special ED counsel Hiten Venegoankar is likely to begin his arguments before the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Thursday.