Modi consults top lawyers

Modi consults top lawyers

Suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi arrives at Indira Gandhi International Airport’s domestic terminal in New Delhi on Wednesday. AFP

Modi first had a meeting with Salve which lasted close to two hours and then was closeted with Jethmalani for some time.

Though it is not known what transpired in these meetings, it is learnt that Modi discussed the show-cause notice issued to him by the BCCI and the legal aspects of the entire IPL controversy.

Neither Modi nor Salve was willing to divulge anything. “I have nothing to say now. You may wait outside my hotel room, but I am not going to say anything,” Modi, who seemed quite annoyed by the media presence, said.

Salve, too, gave a similar response. “You saw him and you saw him leave. I have nothing more to say,” he said.

The high-flying Modi was suspended as chairman and commissioner of the league after the final on Sunday because of alleged financial irregularities and rigging of bids.
Earlier, Modi landed in the capital and had to jostle hard to get out of the airport as waiting media persons blocked his way.

The embattled administrator, who has been given 15 days’ time by the BCCI to respond to charges, looked agitated as he tried to find his way to a waiting car outside the airport exit.

Hemmed in by mediamen,  Modi merely stated, “nothing, nothing” at first before losing his cool. “Why aren’t you letting me reach my car? Why are you blocking me? Can’t you be gentlemen,” he fumed before being escorted to his car by his bodyguards.

Modi has not responded to charges as yet and has merely tweeted that it’s not over yet after BCCI President Shashank Manohar launched a scathing attack against him after the Governing Council meeting.

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