The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday approached Interpol for issuance of a red-corner notice against the former IPL commissioner, Lalit Modi, wanted in a money-laundering case.
In what is being construed as the first step towards initiating extradition proceedings against Mr. Modi, the Directorate has sent the request through the Central Bureau of Investigation, the nodal agency, on the basis of a non-bailable warrant issued against him by a Mumbai court.
In the case of a red-corner notice, Interpol helps the investigating agency in identification and location of accused or convicts to facilitate their arrest in the member countries, followed by extradition.
The ED had obtained the warrant against Mr. Modi on the plea that he had not been cooperating in the investigation. Based on an FIR filed by the former BCCI chief, N. Srinivasan, with the Chennai Police in October 2010, the Directorate had registered the money-laundering case in December 2012.