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  • 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

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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

  • Punjab National Bank posts Rs 940 cr Q1 loss

    New Delhi : Punjab National Bank (PNB) suffered a net loss of Rs 940 crore in April-June 2018 due to higher provisioning for the multi-crore Nirav Modi scam and NPAs despite a recovery of Rs 8,445 crore of bad loans.

  • PNB scam: Four officials get extension in CBI

    New Delhi : Four senior officials, including the one looking into the the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, have been granted extension in the CBI.

  • 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.

  • Govt agencies helped ‘Mehul Bhai’ acquire citizenship: Congress

     New Delhi : The Congress on Friday jumped over an investigation of Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), lifting the veil on how every organ of the Modi government worked overtime giving “clean cheats” to the Rs 23,484-crore Punjab National Bank scamster Mehul Choksi, a diamond merchant, acquire the citizenship of Antigua & Barbuda in November 2017 to enjoy the visa-free access to 132 countries.

  • Open-ended warrant issued against Nirav Modi in ED case

    Mumbai: A court here today issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant (NBW) against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and others in cases related to the over USD 2 billion fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB). Special judge for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) cases M S Azmi ordered the issuance of the NBW against Modi and 12 other absconding accused, including Modi’s family members.

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    Mehul Choksi: Have decided to reside in Antigua and Barbuda, country of my citizenship

    New Delhi: Fugitive diamond jeweller Mehul Choksi, who is wanted by Indian investigative agencies in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, has denied “any truth in the allegations”. In a statement issued to a Caribbean newspaper ‘Antigua Observer’, Choksi through his attorney David Dorsett said: “I can say categorically, that there is no truth in those allegations.”

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    PNB Scam: CBI writes to Antigua authorities on whereabouts of Mehul Choksi

    New Delhi: The CBI has written to Antiguan authorities seeking whereabouts of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, allegedly involved in over USD 2 billion scam in state-run Punjab National Bank, government sources said. The move comes after it emerged that Choksi had moved to the Caribbean country in July and also taken a local passport.

  • ED team in Singapore to track down Nirav Modi

    New Delhi : In a bid to tighten the noose around fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in India in a Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, a three-member Enforcement Directorate (ED) team has reached Singapore.

  • PNB, Carlyle to sell 51% stake in housing fin arm

    New Delhi : Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Carlyle Group plan to initiate the process to sell at least 51 per cent stake in the mortgage lender PNB Housing Finance, the state-run bank on Wednesday said.

  • ED seeks court order declaring Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi fugitives

    Mumbai: The ED on Wednesday approached a special court here seeking its order to declare diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi — both accused in over Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case as fugitives because they fled from India a month before they were named in the multi-crore fraudulent case.