New Delhi, April 6: Ministry of External Affairs has asked authorities in Hongkong to arrest diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is one of the key suspects in multi-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case.
Junior foreign minister V.K. Singh on Thursday told parliament “The ministry has sought the provisional arrest of Nirav Deepak Modi by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China”, PTI reported.
The passports of Modi and his business associate Mehul Choksi have been revoked.
Singh informed the house that India had submitted the request for Modi’s arrest to Hong Kong on Mar. 23
Diamantaire Modi and owner of Gitanjali Gems, Mehul Choksi have been accused of defrauding the PNB of Rs 12,600 crore, with Rs 1,300 being added to the fraud kitty last month.
Earlier, the detected amount was Rs 11,300 crore.