New Delhi, July 2: A Red Corner Notice issued against diamantaire Nirav Modi on Monday by Interpol in connection with multi-crore Punjab National Bank fraud.
A Red Corner Notice urges its member countries to detain or arrest an accused, who is wanted in India.
The development took place following the acceptance of the CBI’s request.
— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2018
Nirav Modi is reportedly living in London’s Mayfair, where he is claiming political asylum.
His wife Ami, brother Nishal, and uncle Choksi, Gitanjali group’s promoter, had also fled the country in the first week of January.
Last week, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had sought assistance from several European countries to trace and restrict Nirav Modi’s movements.
Prior to this, a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai had given its nod to begin Nirav Modi’s extradition from Britain.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has already filed chargesheets before a special CBI court in Mumbai in the PNB Scam against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Modi’s brother Nishal, who is a Belgian citizen, and an executive of his firm named Subhash Parab.
On February 15, the probe agency had also issued a diffusion notice through Interpol against Modi, Choksi and Nishal.
For those unversed, the PNB unearthed the multi-crore scam this year in February, wherein Nirav and business-partner Mehul Choksi had allegedly defrauded the public sector lender to the tune of USD 2 billion, with the purported involvement of a few employees of the bank.