New Delhi: In an exclusive interview with ABP News, Mumbai serial blasts accused Dawood Ibrahim’s trusted aide Chhota Shakeel said he had gone to kill former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi to Bangkok. He said his men reached late.
“We wanted to kill Lalit Modi. The case was not related to cricket. If it was related to cricket, we would have killed him when was in Mumbai. The matter was related to business. He had to give us Rs 1000 crore. Can’t we ask for our money,” he told Sheela Raval in a telephonic conversation.
“We wanted to kill him in Bangkok. We got late. When we reached there, he had left,” he added.
He said the matter was resolved as Modi had paid up.
“He had cleared the payment. We have nothing to do with him. He can roam about freely. He can come to India if he wishes so,” he said.
“He wants the shelter of D company’s name, bhai’s (Dawood) name. Everybody needs our name. For good they take our name, they take our name for bad things; they take our name to hide from law,” he added.
Lalit Modi has been maintaining that he had fled India to London as he was getting threats from D company and the government had withdrawn his security.
ABP News Exclusive: We went Bangkok to kill Lalit Modi but the matter was sorted out, says Chhota Shakeel