PNB fraud: ED opposes the cancellation of the arrest warrants towards the sister, brother-in-law of Nirav Modi
The Directorate of Enforcement (DE) opposed the cancellation of the warrants requested by the sister Purvi Modi of the fugitive diamond supplier Nirav Modi and her brother-in-law Maiank Mehta in court docket. The duo had not too long ago agreed to develop into approvers within the PNB mortgage fraud case.
The 2 people had been declared at massive and arrest warrants had been issued towards them in June 2018.
The DE opposed the cancellation of their warrants as each are nonetheless overseas and haven’t but confirmed an arrival date in Mumbai to document their statements.
ED mentioned the couple ought to first specify a date to look in court docket and earlier than the company. Solely then can the warrants towards them be successfully quashed, ED mentioned.
Particular Prosecutor Hiren Venegaonkar has mentioned that till the 2 seem in court docket or give a particular date after they intend to look in court docket, arrest warrants towards them can’t be canceled.
Purvi Modi, a Belgian nationwide, and her husband Maiank Mehta, who’s a British nationwide, filed an software with the Particular Tribunal for the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA), via their lawyer, to get the court docket’s permission to develop into approvers.
They talked about within the request that they wished to develop into prosecution witnesses and supply necessary proof towards Nirav Modi’s connections as a part of the PNB rip-off.
The particular court docket granted their requests in January this 12 months, after which the 2 requested the quashing of the warrants issued towards them. The duo had informed the court docket that because of the Covid-19 state of affairs there have been restrictions on worldwide journey and so they couldn’t journey to India in the mean time.
Nonetheless, the couple mentioned they had been able to videotape their statements.
After contemplating their plea, the particular court docket ordered that the 2 males be “dropped at justice to take part within the proceedings.” The case is because of be heard subsequent week.