I-T dept may question Lalit Modi through video conferencing

Updated: 01 January 2011 18:25 IST

Former IPL chief Lalit Modi is likely to be questioned by the Income Tax department through video-conferencing on alleged financial irregularities.

New Delhi:

Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, who is currently in London, is likely to be questioned by the Income Tax department through video-conferencing on alleged financial irregularities.

The Income Tax department had asked the Finance Ministry to suggest a way forward to question Modi, at whose premises it had conducted searches in April this year, sources in the department said.

The Finance Ministry then wrote to the Law Ministry seeking a legal opinion and it was suggested to question Modi through video-conferencing by a team of income tax officials, they said.

However, the department is yet to find a way through which Modi can be confronted with the documents it had seized after the searches.

The sources said that since no other option was available as Modi has continuously declined to come to India, the video-conferencing route could be the only way in the case.

The Income Tax department and the Enforcement Directorate are probing alleged financial irregularities and routing funds by IPL franchises.

Topics : Cricket
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