PNB Fraud case: Nirav Modi left India a month before FIR
New Delhi : Nirav Modi, prime accused in PNB fraudulent transactions, had left India on January 1, a month before CBI received a complaint from Punjab National Bank.
His brother Nishal had also left India on January 1, while his wife Ami and a business partner Mehul Choksi, the Indian promoter of Gitanjali jewellery chain, left the nation on January 6.
A look out circular was issued against the four soon after registering the complaint filed by PNB officials. A look out circular informs all the exit and entry ports to track don movement of the accused persons.
Interestingly, Nirav Modi was clicked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photo clicked during World Economic Forum on January 23, six days before the bank sent its first complaint against him to the CBI, according to the officials.
Nirav Modi, a regular feature on the lists of rich and famous Indians since 2013, was booked by the CBI, along with wife, brother and business partner Choksi on January 31, for allegedly cheating the state-run Punjab National Bank to the tune of Rs 280 crore.
In two different complaints, Punjab National Bank has informed CBI officials that the actual worth of the scam was more than Rs 11,000 crores.
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