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CBI requests Interpol for Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi's brother Nishal

File photo of Nirav Modi. Photograph: (Facebook)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 13, 2018, 06.12 PM (IST)

India's premier investigating agency the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has requested the Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice(RCN) against Nirav Modi's brother Nishal Modi and his company executive Suresh Shankar.

CBI sources said the UK has shared certain details of movement of fugitives, including Nirav Modi with the agency. 

Diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi had fled India few days before a massive banking fraud was unearthed at the Punjab National Bank(PNB) amounting to $2 billion. Several reports had claimed that Nirav Modi was in the UK where he had claimed political asylum. Britain's home office had however refused to divulge any details.

The Enforcement Directorate(ED) had earlier filed a chargesheet against Nirav Modi and his associates at a special court in Mumbai. The charge sheet has been filed under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). 

The ED had summoned Nirav's family for questioning on a number of occasions but did not get any reply. 

The CBI is still trying to confirm Nirav Modi's whereabouts before moving against him.

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