PNB Scam: CBI Files Supplementary Charge Sheet Against Nirav Modi: The CBI on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet against fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi, who defrauded Punjab National Bank for crores of rupees. The investigating agency has added charges of criminal intimidation against Nirav. The CBI says that it has threatened to kill a director of his fake company on his return to India.
A supplementary chargesheet was filed in Mumbai Spl CBI court in PNB scam case. CBI tells court that one of the dummy directors of Nirav Modi’s companies was threatened to be killed if he returns to India. Charges of criminal intimidation added against Nirav Modi. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/WK8XaSQW2p
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The investigating agency told the special court that Nirav threatened director Ashish Mohanbhai Lad that he would be killed if he ever returned to India from Cairo. The CBI says that Lad had moved from Dubai to Cairo to avoid arrest. When he planned to return to India from Cairo in June 2018, Nehal Modi approached him on behalf of Nirav and threatened to kill him.
The CBI has said in the charge sheet, “Investigation revealed that after Neerav Modi’s threatening call to Ashish Mohanbhai Lad, accused Nehal Modi offered him 20 lakh rupees when he came to Europe. So that he can give a statement in favor of Nirav Modi in front of a lawyer and judge in European court so that he can help. However, Lad refused it.
Desired diamond trader Nirav Modi has been declared a fugitive economic criminal in the ongoing trial in connection with the scam. Nirav is currently lodged in Wandsworth Jail in south-west London and is wanted to accuse in the Punjab National Bank scam case along with his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi.
In March this year, 48-year-old Nirav was arrested from Scotland Yard in connection with the PNB Scam case. He has not returned to India despite repeated summons from Indian investigating agencies and courts. India wants his extradition so that he can be brought before the law for the crime of alleged economic offenses.
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