Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi, Who wanted for corruption in India, has applied for citizenship in Caribbean tax haven Saint Lucia, reported India Today. In March 2016, Lalit Modi had applied for a citizenship in Malta, a small island country in the Mediterranean Sea. Lalit Modi along with his wife Minalini, daughter Aliya and son Ruchir have also applied for the citizenship.
In May 2010, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had registered a money-laundering case against Lalit Modi for alleged financial regularities in the IPL which led to him fleeing the country.
According to NDTV, Their application is pending. The Interpol in Saint Lucia, has asked India for details of past criminal cases against Lalit Modi, 50. If the Indian Interpol gives an adverse report, the application is likely to be rejected.
NEWS FLASH | Former IPL chairman #LalitModi applies for citizenship in the Caribbean
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Lalit Modi has applied for citizenship in St Lucia under an investment scheme. Under this scheme an applicant has to invest at least $2.5 lakh to attain citizenship along with his wife and children below the age of 25 years, reported India Today.