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Court issues LR to UAE authorities in case against Lalit Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A here today issued Letters Rogatory to authorities, seeking some information and evidence regarding a case against former Indian League commissioner Lalit Modi.

Letters Rogatory are issued when or investigators want help from judicial authorities in another country.

had filed an application in the of sessions judge P R Bhavke here seeking LR to the United Arab Emirates in connection with a 2008 deal between World Sports Group (WSG) and Multi Screen Media (MSM) for television rights worth Rs 425 crore for

This is a third LR issued in the case. Earlier the court had issued LRs to and Mauritius.

The court had also issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Modi who is believed to be in

Board Of Control for Cricket In (BCCI) had registered a case in with regard to the 2008 deal. This was followed by a case registered by the ED.

In 2008, after awarded media rights for for 10 years to WSG for USD 918 million, WSG entered into a deal with Multi Screen Media to make latter's TV channel, Sony, official broadcaster of The contract was replaced a year later with a nine-year deal where MSM paid WSG USD 1.63 billion.

While alleged irregularities and breach of contract in this deal, ED started a probe in 2009 under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to investigate allegations that payment of Rs 425 crore 'facilitation fee' by MSM to WSG Mauritius was made in illegal manner.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 20:42 IST