The CBI Approaches To Interpol, As UK Confirms The Presence Of Nirav Modi
The United Kingdom has confirmed on Monday that Indian businessman and the founder of Global diamond jewelry house, Nirav Modi, who is accused of a money laundering case linked to the over Rs 13,000 Crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, is presently in the UK, as per the top officials.
At a meeting on Counterterrorism in Delhi with the Union Minister of State for home, Kiren Rijiju, the UK Minister of State for Counter Extremism, Baroness Williams has confirmed the presence and also assured his Government’s complete assistance in the Government of India’s attempts to accelerate Nirav Modi, liquor baron Vijay Mallya and others deportation. The CBI, which is inquiring the Punjab National Bank loan deceit case, has planned to move to the Interpol looking for a Red Corner Notice against Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, who is another chief suspect in the case.
The desertion of the diamond businessman took place after the commencement of a fraud this year with the nationalized bank PNB over INR13, 000 Crore in the means of a suspected swindling. And till now he has not joined the ED inquiry. The fraud had taken place with the assistance of officials of Punjab National Bank. Nirav Modi and Choksi were assumed to disappear from the country much before the illegitimate cases were embedded against them.
As per the official source the UK authorities have verified the presence of Nirav Modi’s in Britain. Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are being inspected by the Enforcement Directorate for supposedly deceiving the PNB, which is the country’s second largest moneylender, of more than Rs 13,000 Crore.