CBI registers fresh Rs 321 cr case against Nirav Modi
New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday said that it had registered a fresh case against diamantaire Nirav Modi for causing a loss of Rs 321 crore to Punjab National Bank (PNB) by availing different credit facilities between 2013 and 2017.
According to a Central Bureau of Investigation official, the case was registered after the bureau received a fresh complaint from the PNB on Sunday.
Former finance president of Nirav Modi' Firestar Diamonds International Ltd. Vipul Ambani, chief finance officer Ravi Gupta, other directors and officials of the company, and unidentified public servants of the bank were also named in the complaint, they said.A
This is the second CBI case in which the investigating agency has named Nirav Modi.
The CBI had filed the first FIR in the scam on February 14 against Nirav Modi, his wife Ami, brother Nishal, Choksi and his firms Diamond R US, Solar Exports and Stellar Diamond.
Modi, his family and Choksi had left the country in early January.
The CBI filed a second FIR on February 15 over a Rs 4,886.72-crore fraud against Choksi's Gitanjali Group.
Meanwhile, Mehul Choksi, the jeweller accused in the Rs. 12,600 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has written to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that it is "impossible" for him to return to the country since his passport has been suspended.
"It is impossible for me to travel back to India. I wish to point out that the Regional Passport Office Mumbai has not given me any explanation as to why my passport has been suspended and as to how I am a security threat to India," Choksi said in a letter.