It has come to light that Deepa Palekar, secretary of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi had deleted all mails till April 2010. An income tax department found out about this while investigating into Modi’s business affairs.
Palekar, was not only the secretary, she was the director of nine companies that belonged to Modi. She handled eight email accounts, and in one of her accounts ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ the existing mails was after April 2010. All the other accounts were completely blank. Palekar justifies the deletion saying that the work relating to those mails were completed.
By the time the IT department launched their investigation, Modi already fled to London on May 2010. It is alleged that the existing mails could have provided clues on Modi’s association with politicians. It is not known whether the I-T department could retrieve it or not. The former IPL chief paid Palekar a whopping sum of Rs 45.60 lakh annually.
Presently, BJP leaders Raje and Sushma Swaraj are embroiled in a controversy over allegedly favouring tainted IPL Chief Lalit Modi's immigration plea in London. However, the matter is unlikely to die down soon as more documents and emails continue to tumble out of the closet and the Congress is mounting its attack. Lalit, for his part, is tweeting documents suggesting favours he had done or other had sought from him.