Modi government gave clean chit to Mehul Choksi, alleges Rahul Gandhi

The CBI is probing the Rs 13,500-crore bank fraud allegedly committed by Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi.

Published: 03rd August 2018 11:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2018 11:10 PM   |  A+A-

Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that his government gave a clean chit to fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi and enabled him to obtain Antiguan citizenship.

"In today's big news: India gave Mehul "Bhai" Choksi, Mr 56s 'suit-boot' BFF, a clean chit in Nov 2017, enabling him to obtain Antiguan citizenship. This "Bhai" looted PNB of 13,000 Cr., before scooting from India," said Gandhi on Twitter.

"Here's a little video of Mr 56 with Mehul "Bhai" (quiet smiley)," he added attaching a video where Modi is seen praising Choksi.

The extradition request for fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, who has secured an Antiguan passport and is living there, will soon be sent to the Caribbean country, the CBI said on Friday.

The Central Bureau of Investigation is probing the Rs 13,500-crore bank fraud allegedly committed by the jeweller and his nephew Nirav Modi. It said its letter to get Choksi deported has been forwarded to the External Affairs Ministry.

The CBI sent on Monday the letter to the Union Home Ministry which in turn forwarded it to the External Affairs Ministry, an official said.

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  • Moosa Odhisa

    How Mr LalithModi Mr NirvaModi and his uncle got Passport in Antiguan is questionable but what the CBI ED IT we're doing??? Without concentrating the flood related relief works the Home Minister was busy with the hasty implementation of Assam NRC by preventing the TRM lawmakers from entering in to Assam Even Mr Ramansingh was shouting of the NRC of Assam stating that India ???????? was not Dharmatala!!! The European countries are supporting the Lybian Syria ???????? refugees on Humanatarian grounds The NDA Government is hastily passing all the acts so as to face the 2019 Lokhsaba Election in which the NDA would miserably be defeated ???? because of the poor performance of Ministers of Home( Not controlling the attorcities to Thaliths ) HRD (For the poor and wrong implementation of NEET) Finance(Too many finance ministers will spoil keeping the GDP7.4 percentage) Defence Minister (Nobalnced approach in China ????????Pakistan etc)
    11 months ago reply
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