Interpol issues Red Notice against Nirav Modi
Finally, Interpol on Monday issued a Red Corner Notice against prominent diamond trader Nirav Modi, who had fled to foreign after facing allegations involving in a thousand crores of scam in Punjab National Bank
Notice also issued against his brother Neeshal Modi, and employee Shubash Parab on the request of the Enforcement Directorate
The Red Corner Notice is used to arrest the accused who are fleeing abroad. Interpol will issue Red Corner Notice to its member’s states. Interpol orders its member states to arrest, accused if the country’s criminal is in other countries. The Red Notice not only restricts a fugitive’s movement in 190 member countries of the Interpol but also empowers enforcement agencies in the respective foreign jurisdictions to detain the person for deportation or extradition to the requesting country.
In the case of Nirav Modi, the CBI has already filed charge-sheets in a special CBI court in Mumbai. The CBI issued a diffusion notice against Niravomdi, Mehul Choki and Nirav’s brother Nishal on February 15 by Interpol. Interpol countries share information about the accused location in any country.
The ED has launched a probe against Mr Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi, and others on the basis of FIRs registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to pursue those involved in the ₹13,578-crore Punjab National Bank fraud.
The current location of Mr. Modi, who flew out of the country along with his family in the first week of January, is not clear.
The ED seeking permission from Mumbai Special Court to send a request for extraditing him. While the application will be sent to the United Kingdom, the agency will also write to other countries seeking cooperation in his arrest. After the CBI registered the cases against him, Mr. Modi has visited the UK at least thrice. For finding Modi, the CBI has also written several times to the UK, United States, United Arab Emirates, Beligum and Singapore.