PNB fraud: Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi’s passports revoked

PNB fraud: Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi’s passports revoked

Published: 24th February 2018 08:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2018 08:24 PM   |  A+A-

Punjab National Bank | Reuters File Photo


NEW DELHI: Passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been revoked, according to the sources in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). 

The passports have been revoked as they failed to respond on MEA's show cause notice. 

Gitanjali Gems Chairman and Managing Director Mehul Choksi and his nephew, famous jeweller Nirav Modi, are the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

The duo, whose locations are not known, are wanted in India for their alleged involvement in siphoning off money from the PNB to the tune of more than 11,000 crore rupees. 

Earlier in the day, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) provisionally attached 21 immovable properties, worth Rs. 523.72 crore, of Nirav Modi and companies controlled by him. 

The scam, allegedly started in 2011 , was unearthed last month, after which the PNB officials reported it to the concerned agencies.

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