pnb scam

Nirav Modi is the prime accused in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case. He had fled the country in January last year before the scam came to light.

Speaking to ANI, Browne had said that "Indian authorities have the 'right' to come to Antigua and Barbuda to interrogate him. They can come and if they wish to interview Choksi based on his willingness to participate, it has nothing to do with the Antiguan government.

Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi, who both fled the country a year ago, are key accused in the USD 2 billion PNB fraud case. Choksi was granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda on January 15, 2018.

The probe agency has provisionally attached immovable properties, valuables, vehicle and bank account of Choksi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

"The government of India continues to actively follow up this matter with the authorities concerned in the UK, with a view to have Nirav Modi extradited to India at the earliest,” added the MEA spokesperson.

Choksi received Antigua citizenship in 2017, when he fled from the country. The passport has been handed over to him by Antigua High Commission.

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