According to sources, the Tamil Nadu police have recommended the state government that the high-profile Lalit Modi case be transferred to the Mumbai police. The case pertains to former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi and six others, who were booked for misappropriation of funds to the tune of ₹468 crore.
Without substantial progress in the investigation all these years, the Director General of Police transferred the case from the Central Crime Branch of the Chennai Police to the Crime Branch CID in April 2017. Sources also said a legal opinion was received some days later that the case was more civil than criminal in nature and better be investigated in Mumbai where the offence had reportedly happened.
A complaint against Mr. Lalit Modi and others in October, 2010, had been lodged by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), accusing them of criminal conspiracy, cheating and falsification of accounts. The allegation was that ₹468 crore were when the IPL was being conducted.
Lalit Modi, had migrated to the United Kingdom before the registration of FIR in the case took place. The other six accused also are living abroad. Modi reportedly refused to turn up to the inquiry and never responded to the summons sent to him.