Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has submitted a detailed response to the State Home Department about his meeting with former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi in London last year and attached a confidential report he submitted to the Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) of the Mumbai Police about likely threat perception to Modi.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had on Sunday asked Maria to furnish details of the meeting. Maria faced criticism that he had only informed about his meeting to the then state Home Minister R R Patil, who passed away earlier this year. He said he met Lalit Modi on the insistence of his lawyer.
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“Maria had given a lecture to the Scotland police on July 17. The same day he met Modi briefly on the insistence of his lawyer,” said a source close to Maria. On his return to India, Maria prepared a report and asked the AEC to probe the threat perception to Modi and his family members.
Prithviraj Chavan, who was then the CM, said he was not informed of Maria’s meeting with Lalit Modi in London.