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Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi, on request of CBI

The notice was issued following a request by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is probing the Rs 12,000 PNB scam along with other agencies.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 13, 2018 12:02 IST ]
Mehul Choksi (File Photo)
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Mehul Choksi (File Photo)

Mehul Choksi, the co-accused in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, is in more trouble as Interpol on Thursday issued a Red Corner notice against him. The notice was issued following a request by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is probing the Rs 12,000 PNB scam along with Enforcement Directorate (ED) and other agencies.

"The Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice against Mehul Choksi on the request of CBI," CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said.

Choksi and designer diamond jewellery businessman Nirav Modi and others are facing investigation after PNB filed a complaint earlier this year that they allegedly cheated the nationalised bank to the tune of Rs 12,000 crore. 

Choksi has been last reported to be in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

More details awaited.

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