In the Punjab National Bank scam case, Nirav Modi’s sister and government witness Purvi has sent Rs 17.25 crore lying in her UK bank account to the Indian government. The Enforcement Directorate gave this information by issuing a statement.
Earlier, India’s fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi got a big blow from the UK court. The UK High Court on 23 June rejected the application to appeal against the extradition of Nirav Modi to India. Thus he lost his battle in the first phase of the appeal to stop the extradition.
Purvi Modi (sister of Nirav Modi )remitted an amount of USD 2316889.03 from the UK Bank account to the bank account of Government of India, Directorate of Enforcement. Thus, ED was able to recover appx. Rs.17.25 Crore (USD 2316889.03) from the Proceeds of crime. pic.twitter.com/nVKjO0lxGO
— ED (@dir_ed) July 1, 2021
It is noteworthy that Britain’s Home Minister Priti Patel had ordered the extradition of Nirav Modi to India in April, who is wanted on charges of fraud and money laundering. Nirav’s appeal before a High Court judge pertained to a “documentary” decision whether there was any ground for appeal against the Home Minister’s decision to extradite him to India or the February order of the Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
It is worth mentioning that Mehul Choksi and his Nirav Modi are accused of fraudulently amounting to Rs 13,500 crore with the Bank of India (PNB) in connivance with some bank officials. Nirav Modi is currently lodged in a jail in London, while Choksi is in the prison of Dominica. The Central Investigation Agency (CBI) is investigating against both of them and is trying to bring them to India.
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