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PNB fraud: CBI seeks extradition of Nirav's brother Neeshal

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The CBI has sought the of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's brother and Belgian national A request has been forwarded to the (MHA) for necessary action, an said on Monday.

"The request for of from was shared with the MHA on Friday. It will be forwarded to the for further action," the (CBI) told IANS.

The CBI has filed a charge sheet against and his is necessary for investigation in the fraud of over Rs 13,500 crore.

According to the CBI official, the extradition process was initiated after Neeshal Modi was spotted in

The had in July issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Nirav Modi, Neeshal and company's following CBI request in connection with the PNB fraud.

The website displays Neeshal's picture, citing charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by merchant or agent, cheating and dishonesty including delivery of property apart from offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

In August, a special court in had issued summons to Nirav Modi's sister and brother Neeshal, who are Belgian citizens, to appear before it on September 25. The court said that if they failed to appear, their properties would be confiscated under the newly enacted Fugitive Offenders Act.

The has issued similar notice against Nirav Modi, who along with his family as well as uncle of left the country in January, a month before the fraud came to light.

Nirav Modi's wife Ami, a US citizen, left on January 6 and Choksi on January 4.

Choksi had taken the citizenship of in November 2017.

Officials said on Monday that following request from the Enforcement Directorate, Interpol had issued Red Corner Notice against Purvi Deepak Modi, sister of on charge of money laundering.



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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 19:50 IST