Met Lalit Modi in London, told him to return: Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria

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Mumbai: A uninformed debate pennyless out on Sunday in a Lalit Modi part after Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria certified that he had met a sinister ex-IPL trainer in London in 2014 on a insistence of a latter’s lawyer.

Mumbai's military arch Rakesh Maria. AFPMumbai's military arch Rakesh Maria. AFP

Mumbai’s military arch Rakesh Maria. AFP

Maria came out with a matter to contend this after news channels flashed a print of a former IPL commissioner and a Mumbai Police chief.

During a assembly that lasted 15 to 20 minutes, Modi sought a assistance of Mumbai military in perspective of “threat” to his life by a underworld in London, Maria said, adding that he familiar a afterwards Home Minister about a assembly shortly after returning from London.

“In a month of Jul 2014, we strictly attended a discussion in London. At a conference, we was approached by an disciple representing Lalit Modi who settled that Lalit Modi wanted to accommodate me per a grave hazard to his life and that of his family in London,” Maria pronounced in a statement.

Modi, a initial Commissioner of Indian Premier League, and others are confronting examine by Enforcement Directorate in a purported forex defilement cases.

“It might be recollected that as Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, Mumbai, in year 2009-10, a crime bend underneath me had foiled an try on his (Modi’s) life by a Mumbai underworld,” Maria said.

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Explaining a method of events in London, Maria pronounced Modi’s disciple had requested him to accommodate Modi briefly.

“The disciple requested me that given it was a critical hazard to his (Modi’s) life, we should accommodate Lalit Modi briefly.

As per a lawyer’s insistence, we met, despite briefly, wherein Lalit Modi sought a Mumbai Police’s assistance as he and his family were being threatened by a underworld,” a matter said.

Maria pronounced he “categorically” sensitive Modi that Mumbai Police has no office in London and that he should lapse to Mumbai to board a grave complaint.

“Lalit Modi regularly kept requesting for Mumbai Police’s involvement opposite a underworld. we reiterated to Modi and his counsel that it was needed for Lalit Modi to lapse to Mumbai for a Mumbai Police to trigger any inquiry. Thereafter, a assembly lasted hardly for 15/20 minutes,” a Police Commissioner said.

Explaining his position, Maria pronounced he had immediately brought sum of a assembly to a notice of a Home Minister on his lapse to India.

“I also confirmed a claim trusted record of a same. Besides, a Anti-Extortion Cell of a Mumbai Police was also given in essay a sum of what had transpired in a assembly for watchful exploration during their end,” he added.

Modi has been inextricable in a quarrel after it came to light that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had facilitated transport papers for him in London and that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had reportedly lucky Modi’s immigration defence in a London court.

This has sparked a outrageous domestic charge in a nation with a antithesis Congress perfectionist a abdication of Swaraj and Raje.

PTI

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