New Delhi: The passports of the jewelry trader Nirav Modi and owner of Gitanjali gems Mehul Choksi (the main accused of the PNB scam), has been canceled. Foreign Ministry sources said that on the advice of the Enforcement Directorate, the Ministry had suspended the legitimacy of their passport for immediate effect for four weeks from February 16 and gave them a week’s time to answer why their passport Be confiscated or canceled.
A source in the ministry said, “Since they have not responded so far, their passports have been canceled.” In the notice given to Modi and Choksi, the ministry had made clear that if they fail to respond Their passports will be canceled. Ministry sources said that future action will be done on the advice of agencies.
Many investigating agencies are investigating against Modi, Choksi and others. When fraud is reported after the complaint of Punjab National Bank. In the complaint, it has been alleged that they have looted Rs 11,400 crore to the nationalized bank in collusion with some employees of the bank. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ED have registered two FIRs in the case. it is said that Modi and Choksi have left the country before any case have been registered against them.