New Delhi, Mar 20: In a latest development in PNB scam, diamond czar Nirav Modi’s partner Mehul Choksi has again written letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) saying that he cannot join the investigation as his passport remains suspended.Also Read - ED Issues Lookout Notice Against Former Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh in Money Laundering Case:
As news agency ANI has reported, Choksi has written, ” I reiterate that I am abroad & have earlier also responded to your notices. Surprisingly, the issues raised remain unaddressed, making my fear of safety rise to extreme levels. Media continues to conduct a trial by itself & blow every issue out of proportion.” Here is his letter: Also Read - Jacqueline Fernandez Becomes Victim Of Rs 200-Crore Racket in Money Laundering Case
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Earlier also he has written to letter to investigating agency stating that he is not in a position to travel due to “health condition”.
A special court judge in Mumbai has issued a non-bailable warrant against Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in connection with the Rs 11,400 crore PNB Fraud.
On February 28, the CBI arrested an Internal Chief Auditor of the PNB. The arrested Auditor, MK Sharma, was allegedly responsible for auditing the systems and practices of the PNB in Brady House Branch.
Earlier, the CBI had arrested five PNB officials in the case, including a General Manager (GM) rank officer of the PNB and Gokulnath Shetty, former deputy manager of PNB. Apart from these arrests, India’s premier investigation agency has also arrested officials of Nirav Modi’ and Choksi’s companies.
On February 20, the CBI arrested five high profile accused: Vipul Ambani, president, finance, Firestar International Pvt Ltd.; Kavita Mankikar, executive assistant and authorised signatory of the three accused firms, Arjun Patil, senior executive, Firestar group; Kapil Khandelwal, CFO, Nakshatra group; and Niten Shahi, manager, Gitanjali.
On February 28, Nirav Modi refused to join the CBI probe in connection with multi-crore PNB fraud case.