CBI formally approaches Interpol; to located ‘evasive’ businessman Nirav Modi

Officials said the CBI approached the Interpol with a request for issuing Diffusion Notice which was aimed at locating an individual.

CBI formally approaches Interpol; to located ‘evasive’ businessman Nirav Modi

With the case of fraudulent deals in Punjab National Bank becoming an embarrassment for the central government, the Central Bureau of Investigation has approached the Interpol to locate billionaire jewellery designer Nirav Modi and his family.

Modi and his family are believed to have escaped the clutches of law in India.

They may have left the country as back as in the first week of January, weeks before scam was reported to the agency, it is speculated.

Officials said the CBI approached the Interpol with a request for issuing Diffusion Notice which was aimed at locating an individual.

The CBI was confident about getting a location of Modi and his family by today, it was informed.

Modi, who was alleged to have carried out fraudulent transactions worth over Rs 11,400 crore in Punjab National Bank, had left the country in the first week of January.

The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate have approached the government seeking revocation of passports of Modi and Choksi.

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