Files move on NiMo siblings

Probe agencies have moved to stifle the movements of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi's family members, with the Enforcement Directorate getting Interpol to issue a red-corner notice issued against his sister and the CBI making an extradition request against his brother.

  • Published 11.09.18
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Nirav Modi. File Picture

New Delhi: Probe agencies have moved to stifle the movements of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi's family members, with the Enforcement Directorate getting Interpol to issue a red-corner notice issued against his sister and the CBI making an extradition request against his brother.

The Interpol notice against 44-year-old Purvi Deepak Modi and the application to extradite 34-year-old Neeshal Modi came in connection with the $2-billion fraud on Punjab National Bank that Nirav and his uncle Mehul Choksi are accused of committing.

A red-corner notice represents an Interpol request to its 192 member countries to arrest or detain a person if spotted in their territories, after which extradition or deportation proceedings can begin.

The Enforcement Directorate has charged Purvi with laundering the proceeds of the alleged banking scam. Neeshal, against whom a red-corner notice had earlier been issued on a CBI request, has been located in Belgium, officials said.

Neeshal had fled the country along with Nirav and Choksi in the first week of January, weeks before the alleged scam surfaced. PTI

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