New Delhi, March 11: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday has filed a fresh charge sheet against PNB scam accused Nirav Modi under the anti-money laundering law. The charge sheet has been filed before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai.
The development comes two days after a British daily reported that Nirav Modi, accused in the USD 2-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, is living in a swanky 8-million pound apartment in London's West End and is now involved in a new diamond business. The MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the government is taking all necessary steps for Modi’s extradition
The officials meanwhile cleared that this being a supplementary charge sheet against the diamantaire and few others, the agency has recorded additional evidences gathered in the case and attachments made.
ED had said on 9th of March that the United Kingdom's home secretary has recently referred India's request for extraditing the tainted businessman to a court for initiating legal proceedings against him.
The agency and the CBI are investigating Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others for alleged money laundering and corruption to perpetrate the alleged scam in the Brady House branch of the PNB in Mumbai that was unearthed last year.
It has also attached his assets worth Rs 1,873.08 crore under the PMLA and has seized assets linked to him and his family worth Rs 489.75 crore.