New Delhi: In yet another roadblock in India’s case against jeweller Mehul Choksi, Interpol has raised queries on an Enforcement Directorate (ED) request for a Red Notice (RN) issued against him, said media reports on Wednesday. It is to be noted that Interpol had asked the CBI to respond to Choksi’s claims of poor jail conditions in India as well as the alleged anomalies in the case against him. A report in The Indian Express says that in a communication to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on August 23, Interpol has sought clarifications on the money-laundering case against Choksi who is a key accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case. Interpol has reportedly objected to the case against Choksi being mixed up with that of Nirav Modi though the two operated independently of each other. Interpol has reportedly asked the ED to make specific allegations against Choksi and mention only his alleged criminal conduct in its request. Also Read - Mehul Choksi Conned Delhi-based Punjab & Sind Bank of Rs 44 Crore: Report

The report goes on to say that both the CBI and ED, in their initial request for a Red Notice against Choksi, had detailed the entire case. Sources told the daily that that had complicated the entire process as Interpol has already issued a Red Notice against Nirav Modi on CBI’s request. “This has happened because the first FIR was registered on a complaint from PNB where both Choksi and Modi are accused. However, their offences are separate and both are being probed by the CBI and the ED for their respective offences. This has created an anomaly in the issuing process. The twin agencies should have mentioned only the offences committed by these individuals which have been taken cognisance of by the courts,” an official was quoted by the daily as saying. (Also read: Choksi Says He’s a Lawful Citizen of Antigua) Also Read - 'Mehul Choksi a Crook, Indian Officials Free to Probe Him,' Says Antigua PM | Watch



In its chargesheet filed on May 14, the CBI  had alleged that Modi, through his companies, siphoned off Rs 6,498.20 crore using fraudulent Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) issued from PNB. Choksi allegedly defrauded Rs 7,080.86 crore. The only thing common was the bank being duped as also the modus operandi. The CBI has already sent a reply to similar queries raised by Interpol where it had asked the agency about why Choksi’s case was clubbed with Modi’s. Also Read - Bureau of Immigration Issues 83 Look Out Circulars Against Bank Defaulters