New Delhi: The Mumbai Regional Passport Office on Friday has revoked the passport of the suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi in connection with the probe into the laundering of IPL funds.

Modi is accused of criminal misappropriation, conspiracy and cheating in running the IPL (Indian Premier League), the country's richest sports franchise. The Enforcement Directorate in October 2010 had issued an international alert against him for alleged "serious contraventions" of foreign exchange laws.

Modi has lambasted the authorities on his Twitter account. "Most corrupt Government in the History of India. If you cant get someone on your side, cancel their passport, threaten them, intimidate them," Modi tweeted.

He said his passport has been cancelled after he refused to bribe the authorities. "mere allegations, investigation agencies have come up with zilch,but all asking for bribes,to hush up case, when i said no passport cancelled," he posted on the micro-blogging site.

In October last year, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had issued an international Blue Notice Alert for his detention for alleged “serious contraventions” of foreign exchange.

Modi was accused of making investments in some of the franchises of the IPL, while he was its Commissioner. He also allegedly made investments in certain front companies abroad.

Modi, who is said to be in Europe, has 30 days to appeal against the passport suspension.

(JPN/Agencies)