File photo of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi.Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi is on the run after an Interpol alert against him. There are reports that Modi is trying to get a passport from Iceland to escape the clutches of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Modi had earlier tried very hard to be Iceland’s envoy in Mumbai. But the government scuttled the move after an adverse report from the Intelligence Bureau. Documents accessed by Headlines Today reveal that Modi even got Iceland to send a formal proposal to India to appoint him honorary consul general of the country in Mumbai. As honorary consul general, Modi would have got diplomatic privileges, including immunity and tax breaks. He would have access to key government functionaries. The documents reveal that the Maharashtra government and security agencies had no objection to Modi’s appointment. The proposal to have Modi as envoy had the backing of the highest office of Iceland and was made at the behest of the First Lady of Iceland, who is allegedly a close friend of Modi’s wife. The proposal also had the backing of former MoS external affairs Shashi Tharoor. Even though Tharoor’s office intervened on the matter, the government refused clearance because of the Intelligence Bureau report.Modi’s lawyer Mahmood Abidi denied the reports. “This is all nonsense and the latest in disinformation that is being spread against Modi by vested interests. We are going to fight it out in court,” Abidi told Headlines Today.