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RTI documents put Lalit Modi in the driver's seat
Lalit Modi fled from India, after he was shown the exit door as an IPL commissioner. He has been charged on a number of cases, especially related to financial irregularities. But, the RTI documents he recently claimed to possess show the Indian government in bad light, which has asked him to come to India for questioning.

IT HAS been around two years that Lalit Modi, the former Indian Premier League commissioner has not come to his birthplace, India yet. He was on the hit list of the underworld, as a result of which the Indian government had also given him top brass security. But, when the government decided to take off his security, he had no option but to look for safe haven, which happened to be London.

Ever since, there have been a number of cases that have been registered against Modi for his illegal way of handling the IPL, such as bidding rights, broadcasting deal, etc. Amidst all the fresh reports, the government is determined to get Modi back to India and question him on several fronts, especially the financial irregularities case.

Modi has always been open to talks with both the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax department, but not in India. These officials were asked to travel to London if they were interested in talking to him about the number of allegations leveled against him. But, Modi seems to have changed his stance of late and is ready to come back to India, but only if the government provides him with full proof security, reported The Times of India. Will the government look into his demands? They have to, if they want Lalit Modi in India.

But, Modi has documents to prove that the government has manipulated information about him, which he got through an RTI, which was said to be filed around two years back. These RTI documents also bring into light that his reason for absence from India was genuine and the Enforcement Directorate underestimated the level of threat, which was leveled against Modi, states Modi. With such government documents (RTI) in his possession, will the government back off and let things go on and not question him, which they have been eying for such a long time.

This is not the first time that the Indian government has asked Modi to come to India for questioning, as it has also happened in the past, but to no avail. It had also been reported that the Indian government had asked Britain to deport Lalit Modi, but nothing fruitful turned out for the Indian government.

Now, with RTI documents to support his case, Lalit Modi is already in a very commanding position, as per the findings of the RTI, so, it would not be surprising if the Indian government decides to take a step back and keep mum over the issue for some time. The Indian government also doesn't want to fall on the wrong side of things. But, all in all, it is time for this case to come a conclusion as it has been dragging for years now and in the process, it is the IPL, which is just getting a bad name.

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