MUMBAI: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi received new death threats from the underworld in India for refusing to fix Indian Premier League matches, source close to Modi claimed.
Modi who is the founder of Indian Primer League and excellent sports administrator has been on the hit-list of underworld since 2009 and he also enhance the security for his family after received the fresh threats in London.
Three attempts have been made by the underworld bookies and gangsters from India and Pakistan to kill Lalit Modi for refusing to fix Indian Premier League matches in the past.
In 2009, former IPL commissioner was threatened in his house in 2009 just before leaving for South Africa, once in South Africa and once in Thailand when "he was there on a holiday", reported Weekly Pulse.
“It is a matter of grave concern for Modi as he is now receiving now threatening calls from India and Pakistani gangsters quite frequently, who have also been involved in the Mumbai attacks”, the report said.
Without armed protection in India it is difficult to fight against gangsters and under-world dons who also have some political support and Modi is still living away from his country along with his family as no one ready to give him protection.
During the third season of the IPL in April 2010, there was further increase in threat perception to Lalit Modi, forcing him to get additional high-level security in Mumbai as well as in other states in India.
The security agencies in India also received credible information that these gangsters and illegal gambling mafia having strong network in South Asia and Far East countries are again planning to kill the Lilit Modi in revenge of IPL losses.
This threat came from the multi-million pound illegal gambling mafia that wanted to fix IPL matches, but Modi foiled their plans and unequivocally rejected their advances. As a resulted, Modi was on the hit list of these criminal groups.