पूर्व आईपीएल प्रमुख ललित मोदी ने एक विस्फोटक सूचना ट्विट की है। ‘टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया’ में प्रकाशित एक ताजा खबर के मुताबिक ललित का कहना है कि राष्ट्रपति प्रणब मुखर्जी की सेक्रेटरी ओमिता पाल देश के हवाला कारोबारियों के सरगना विवेक नागपाल की करीबी हैं। गौरतलब है कि दिल्ली के पुलिस कमिश्नर रहे के.के. पॉल की पत्नी अमिता पॉल प्रणब मुखर्जी के समय में वित्त मंत्रालय चलाती थीं। वह लंबे समय से मुखर्जी की करीबी रही हैं। जब वह मुखर्जी केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री बने तो वे वित्त मंत्रालय में बतौर सलाहकार काम करने लगीं। भले ही वे केवल सलाहकार रही हों लेकिन अधिकारियों के तबादले हों या कोई बडे़ वित्तीय फैसले, अंतिम बात ओमिता की ही मानी जाती थी। जब मुखर्जी राष्ट्रपति बने तो कयास लगाए गए थे कि वह ओमिता को भी राष्ट्रपति भवन ले जा सकते हैं। और हुआ भी वही। वह मुखर्जी की सेक्रेटरी बन गईं। अब हवाला सरगना के साथ ओमिता का नाम जुड़ जाने से, और उन्हें मुखर्जी से संरक्षण के कारण इस कलंकित करने वाले प्रकरण का एक सिरा किसी भारतीय राष्ट्राध्यक्ष तक जा रहा है।
टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया में प्रकाशित समाचार इस प्रकार है –
Lalit Modi drags President’s secretary into row, says Omita Paul close to ‘biggest hawala operator’
NEW DELHI: After targeting President Pranab Mukherjee, former IPL boss Lalit Modi trained his guns on the President’s secretary Omita Paul, accusing her of being close to the “biggest hawala operator Vivek Nagpal”.
“The biggest hawala operator is #vivek #nagpal, also best known as #omita #paul’s #bagman. Lots of data on him. Does anyone care,” tweeted Lalit Modi.
The scam-scarred businessman had last week attacked the President himself, saying Mukherjee as finance minister in 2010 hounded him after he exposed the sweat equity that Sunanda Pushkar, late wife of Congress MP and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, held in the now-disbanded IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Starting 18 hours later from where he had left tweeting on Monday night, Lalit Modi made some serious charges in the fresh spate of his tweets, focusing on officials of the income tax department and the Enforcement Directorate — the agencies which are probing charges of foreign exchange violations and money laundering against him.
“Are you aware of a major Swiss bank that has an ex-commissioner of income tax as its MD and his wife is still commissioner of I-T in-charge of money laundering,” Modi posted.
He sought an investigation against Nagpal and claimed that media often turned blind towards such cases as people like Nagpal had connections in high places. Modi said the government should find the (Swiss) bank and the finance minister should ensure he gets them to part with all information on Indians having accounts in this particular bank.
Modi claimed several bureaucrats, including I-T and ED officials, had accounts in this Swiss bank. “Go after the real money launderers, look in the right direction instead of going after someone who only gave to his country and created a life changing product called lPL,” he tweeted.
He mentioned how two Noida-based brothers reached their peak, one in ED and the other in the I-T department. He exhorted his followers who were blackmailed by them to share their information with him.
“While we are cleaning up, let’s not leave the babus who have been quietly siphoning off (black money) or blackmailing all of us like the ED and I-T departments,” Modi posted in another tweet.
My further advise to all babus who have taken any help, favours, gifts, money, or met me please declare to media sooner, or.., said another tweet from the ex-IPL boss who claims has been hounded by ED at the behest of current and former regime.
“Slowly, slowly, I will start to bury this so called BCCI-FM mafia. Time is on my side,” he asserted.
Responding to one follower who asked him “how did @ShuklaRajiv turn into a multimillionaire after being a lowly reporter in a Kanpur daily,” Modi said: “Will anyone dare to investigate. Also do you know cricket association is now a private company. Guess, who is its shareholder?”
Reacting to another post related to a TOI story that his secretary had deleted all mails that could have exposed his transactions with top politicians, Modi said he has saved these (mails), backed up in 10 jurisdictions.
Making it obvious that his ‘war’ against power brokers is not going to end very soon, Modi posted in response to a tweet asking for names and specific details: “What’s the hurry. Abhi picture baki hai. Giving all at once will not be right. This will keep you gripped.”
Names I will give. Giving them a chance to declare themselves to media and ministry, he said.
He said start looking at major housing development projects in India. See the buyers. Check market price vs what’s paid for. It’s an eye-opening hawala racket, he claimed.