The Income Tax department plans to enlarge its current inquiry into the IPL’s financial transactions to cover all the franchises amidst allegations of murky deals even as it questioned the ‘mystery’ woman and Vijay Mallya’s daughter who works for IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi.
Laila Mahmood, the step daughter of Mallya who owns the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, was identified as the woman who exited Modi’s office in a plush hotel in Mumbai minutes before I-T officials visited it for probe on Thursday.
The IT authorities probing various aspects of the Indian Premier League controversy have been able to ascertain the identity of the ‘mystery’ woman as Laila, a source in the department told PTI.
Mallya also said in a statement that “my step daughter Laila Mahmood works for Lalit Modi. I know nothing about this.