New Delhi: Fugitive businessman Lalit Modi has stirred a controversy with his Instagram post alluding to "the mysterious death of my father K.K. Modi" and has gone further saying that Modi's longtime personal secretary was also "killed the same night".
"My next #chapter and probably final chapter in my life begins. Thank u to specially my two #guardianangels @aliyamodi and @ruchirmodi - without whom I would probably have collapsed with the passing away of my wife #minalmodi and the #shocking #sudden #mysterious #death of my #father - #kkmodi still figuring who and why," Modi said in the post.
"Well #coronavirus gave me the time to digest all this. now taking off. forgot - the puzzle about my dad's death is a multi billion dollar mystery. but why #kill his longtime #confidential #secretary the same night is #RXTREMELY #TROUBLING", he added.
While Modi has raised questions about his father's death, in his latest post, he is alleging that K.K. Modi's longtime confidant and secretary was killed the same night and added that "it is extremely troubling".
A family dispute has broken out, with Lalit Modi and his mother Bina Modi on opposite sides after the death of K.K. Modi. Lalit Modi had earlier tweeted, "My view is very clear all #assets of the #kkmodi #group will be sold. Their is no question of any other solution. Members of the family if they want to continue with a particular Buisness - they have the right to match the highest offer."
In March, the Supreme Court had declined to entertain a plea seeking to vacate the stay imposed on the arbitration proceedings concerning former IPL chairman Lalit Modi and the family property belonging to K.K. Modi Trust.
Lalit Modi's mother Bina Modi had moved a division bench of the Delhi High Court after a single bench refused a stay on the arbitration proceedings ongoing in Singapore among Lalit Modi, Bina Modi and her two other children, Charu Bhartia and Samir Modi.
In the High Court, Bina, Charu and Samir Modi had cited a trust deed between the family members and the K.K. Modi family trust matters, as per Indian laws, cannot be settled through arbitration in a foreign country.
Lalit Modi had submitted in the High Court that all the assets were to be sold, whereas Bina Modi and others had contested it.