1. Chavan claims ignorance over Lalit Modi-Rakesh Maria meeting

Chavan claims ignorance over Lalit Modi-Rakesh Maria meeting

Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said that he was not aware of any meeting between Lalit Modi and ex-Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria.

By: | Published: June 22, 2015 10:50 PM

Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said that he was not aware of any meeting between Lalit Modi and ex-Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria.

“All I will say is that I did not know about this meeting, nor was I informed after the meeting took place. Let the Chief Minister [Devendra Fadnavis] look into it. I do not want to say anything in

this regard,” Chavan told ANI.

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.

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