Lalit Modi row: Maharashtra CM seeks clarification from Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai, June 22: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that he has sought clarification from Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria over his statement wherein he confirmed meeting former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in London last year.

The Maharashtra Chief Minister said: “We have asked him to give a clarification and whatever information he has on the matter. We will take further steps on the issue after having a look at these details.”

In a statement issued by the office of the Mumbai Police Commissioner, Maria said that he was approached by an advocate representing Lalit Modi who stated that the former IPL boss wanted to meet him.

Maria further said that Lalit Modi repeatedly kept requesting for Mumbai Police’s intervention against the underworld.

The Mumbai Police Commissioner’s disclosure comes at a time when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje are in the middle of a controversy over their role in helping the tainted former IPL Commissioner.

(With Agency Inputs)

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