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  • Rahul Gandhi met Nirav Modi in September 2013 at a hotel, says Shehzad Poonawalla

    New Delhi: Activist Shehzad Poonawalla on Thursday claimed that he was a witness to Congress president Rahul Gandhi and absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi’s meeting at a hotel in September 2013. Talking to ANI, Poonawalla challenged Gandhi to undergo a lie detector test for the same.

  • PNB Scam: Mehul Choksi breaks silence, calls ED’s allegations ‘false and baseless’

    St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda): Defending himself, fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi on Tuesday said that all allegations against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are “false and baseless.” “All the allegations labeled by the ED are false and baseless. They have attached my properties illegally without there being any basis of the same,” Choksi said in his first interview since the multi-crore rupee scam tumbled out. All questions by ANI to Choksi were asked

  • PNB Fraud: Interpol issues red corner notice against Nirav Modi’s sister Purvi

    New Delhi: Interpol has issued a red corner notice (RCN) against Purvi Modi, a Belgian national and absconding billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi‘s sister, in connection with the alleged USD 2 billion PNB money laundering case, officials said Monday. The notice, which acts as an international arrest warrant, states that Purvi Deepak Modi, 44, is required on charges of “money laundering”.

  • Fraud in Non Performing Assets to land Public Sector Bank chiefs in trouble

    New Delhi : In a stern warning to bankers, the Finance Ministry has asked chief executives of public sector banks (PSBs) to check all NPA accounts exceeding Rs 50 crore for fraud or they could face criminal conspiracy charges, according to official sources.

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    PNB Scam: Bombay HC directs asks CBI not to discard CDRs of probing officer

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court directed the CBI today not to discard the call data records of its officer who is investigating the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam involving diamond jeweller Nirav Modi. A single bench of Justice Ajey Gadkari also directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file its affidavit in response to an application filed by an accused, Miten Pandya, alleging illegal detention before

  • PNB eyes Rs 800 cr via selling old Head Quarter

    Mumbai : State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Wednesday said it is in negotiation with a few government departments, including income tax (I-T) and central excise, to sell its erstwhile headquarters situated at the Bhikaji Cama Place in New Delhi, its headquarters until November 2017.

  • India hands over Nirav Modi’s extradition request to UK authorities

    London: The Indian High Commission in London has handed over the extradition request documents for fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in India as a prime accused in the USD 2 billion loan fraud scam at Punjab National Bank, to the UK Central Authority, according to official sources here.

  • PNB scam: Senior executive of Nirav Modi firm gets bail

    Mumbai: A special CBI court here today granted bail to Vipul Ambani, senior executive of a firm owned by diamantaire Nirav Modi, in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank scam. Ambani, president (finance) of Modi’s firm Fire Star Diamond, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in February this year.

  • PNB Scam: Bail for 2 accused by special CBI court

    Mumbai: A special CBI court on Thursday granted bail to two accused in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. The special court granted bail to former International Chief Auditor of the bank and also a Joint President (Finance) of Gitanjali Gems Ltd on a surety of Rs 1 lakh.

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    India had requested Antigua to detain Mehul Choksi after reports of his presence on Caribbean island

    New Delhi: India requested authorities in Antigua and Barbuda to detain PNB scam fugitive Mehul Choksi after it received information about his presence in the Caribbean island, government sources said today. They said India was in touch with the island nation following reports of Choksi’s presence there and requested the authorities there to restrict his movements by land, sea and air.

  • US Court issues summons to examine Nirav Modi, aides in PNB fraud case

    New York: A United States court on Friday issued summons to diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his aides at the heart of the multi-billion Punjab National Bank scam. Significantly, the US court, in its order, has recognised the claim of Punjab National Bank on proceeds of any asset sold by the US debtors of the Nirav Modi entities. The Indian ministry of corporate affairs had on February 26 filed a