Interpol issues global bench warrant against Nirav Modi’s wife in PNB fraud case

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Ami Modi, wife of prime accused in the over USD 2 billion PNB bank fraud case Nirav Modi, on charges of cash laundering, an Interpol global bench warrant has been issued against her.

The ED probe during investigation found that Ami Modi purchased two apartments at Central Park in New York using $30 million from the money which her husband allegedly obtained fraudulently from the PNB.

Ami Modi, wife of prime accused Nirav Modi in the over USD 2 billion PNB bank fraud case Nirav Modi, on charges of cash laundering, an Interpol global bench warrant has been issued against her. The ED probe during investigation found that Ami Modi purchase of two apartments at Central Park in New York using $30 million from the money which her husband allegedly obtained fraudulently from the PNB.

They said the ‘red notice’ has been issued by the worldwide police body on the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Once such type of a notice issued against accused, the Interpol informs its 192-member countries to arrest or detains the person if spotted in their countries after which extradition or deportation proceedings can begin.

Ami Modi is stated to possess left country soon after the alleged bank fraud case came into light in 2018. The ED has charged Ami Modi for conspiring and concealment together with her husband and jeweler Nirav Modi including his uncle Mehul Choksi et al. under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Nirav Modi (49), is currently lodged during a UK jail after being arrested in London in March, 2019 and is currently fighting extradition to India. He has been declared a fugitive economic offender by a Mumbai court early this year and therefore the court had also ordered confiscation of his assets. They already seized about Rs 329 crore of his properties.

The businessman, Choksi is being probed by the ED on concealment charges in reference to an over USD 2 billion alleged bank fraud at a PNB branch in Mumbai. Similar Interpol notices are earlier been issued against Nirav Modi’s younger brother Nehal Modi and Sister Purvi Modi.

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