The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has formally approached the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) to issue a red corner notice against former IPL boss Lalit Modi, NDTV reported.

The Interpol is expected to issue the red corner notice within the next two-three days on its website and alert the airports across the world. The former cricket administrator, who for the last five years has been living in London to avoid legal action in India, might be arrested by the British police after the Interpol notification.

The United Kingdom is then expected to extradite the "wanted man" to India. Last week, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had approached the CBI, which is the nodal agency in India for Interpol-related affairs, to issue the red corner notice against Modi, wanted in connection with money laundering charges.

The ED is probing Lalit Modi for at least 16 money laundering violations related to alleged irregularities in the IPL under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

The red corner notice against Modi was sought by the Mumbai unit of ED on the basis of a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued recently by a special court, The Times of India reported.

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