ED issues summons to Lalit Modi

(FILES) In this photograph taken on March 5, 2012, former chairman of India's cricket India Premier Leaguw(IPL) cricket tournament, Lalit Modi, leaves the High Court in central London.  Disgraced Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi has said he survived three attempts on his life for refusing to fix matches in the cash-rich Twenty20 event, a new book reveals. Modi made the allegations in the book "Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld" written by British journalist Ed Hawkins.  AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT/FILES

Mumbai, July 6

The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi in connection with an alleged money-laundering case registered against him here. “Summons were issued last week to Modi through his attorney, who appeared before us for an adjudicatory hearing,” an ED source said. According to the source, Modi has been asked to appear in three weeks. Earlier last week, the agency also recorded the statement of former BCCI chief N Shrinivasan. The case relates to a 2008 deal between World Sports Group (WSG) and Multi Screen Media (MSM) for television rights of Indian Premier League (IPL) worth Rs 425 crore. BCCI, through Shrinivasan, filed an FIR in Chennai in 2010 under various provisions of the IPC, while two years later the ED registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the matter. — PTI