Live updates: Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi's passport suspended for four weeks

Nirav Modi, who holds an Indian passport, left India on January 1.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:21

New Delhi: The passport issuing authority in the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday suspended the validity of passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi with immediate effect for a period of four weeks. Their passports have been suspended on the advice of the Enforcement Directorate.

Modi, who holds an Indian passport, had left India on January 1, while his brother Nishal, a Belgian citizen, departed from the country on the same day. However, whether they travelled together has to be probed. Modi's wife Ami, a US citizen, left on January 6 and his maternal uncle and business associate Mehul Choksi left on January 4.

Meanwhile, the ED today issued summons for appearance to billionaire diamond merchant and Choksi in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rs 11,400 crore alleged fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Both Modi and Choksi were summoned under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and asked to depose within a week's time.

The ED has registered a PMLA case against them and others based on a CBI FIR following a complaint by PNB.

Stay tuned with us for the live updates.

16 February 2018, 15:21 PM

Markets regulator Sebi has launched a probe into trading and disclosure related issues in the matter of PNB and Gitanjali Gems

16 February 2018, 14:50 PM

Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been asked to respond within one week as to why their passports should not be impounded or revoked. If they fail to respond within the stipulated time, MEA will go ahead with the revocation

16 February 2018, 14:19 PM

The Passport issuing authority in the Ministry of External Affairs has suspended validity of passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi with immediate effect for a period of four weeks. Their passports have been suspended on the advice of the Enforcement Directorate

16 February 2018, 13:52 PM

Fresh CBI FIR involves 143 LoUs and 224 foreign letters of credit, which are separate from the earlier 150 LoUs relating to the FIR dated 31 January 2018

16 February 2018, 13:52 PM

CBI reaches former PNB Deputy Manager Gokulnath Shetty's residence in Malad. Shetty has been untraceable since few days

16 February 2018, 12:45 PM

CBI is conducting searches at 20 premises in 6 cities across 5 states, belonging to Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Group and other directors of accused companies. CBI searches are being conducted in Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Coimbatore

16 February 2018, 12:44 PM

Government is taking all necessary actions in the least possible time, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh on oppositions' allegations against BJP in PNB scam

16 February 2018, 12:32 PM

CBI registers fresh FIR against Gitanjali Gems and its promoter Mehul Choksi on basis of complaint from Punjab National Bank dated 13 February

16 February 2018, 12:05 PM

Punjab National Bank suspends eight more employees of the bank. The number of suspended employees now stands at 18, which also includes General Manager level officers

16 February 2018, 12:03 PM

Finance Ministry sources have confirmed that recapitalisation of PNB will not be impacted by fraud case. PNB will get its recapitalisation share of Rs 5000 crore, as allocated earlier

16 February 2018, 11:55 AM

Shares of Gitanjali Gems, where Mehul Choksi is the chairman and managing director, plunged close to 20 percent. At 11.54 am shares of Gitanjali Gems were trading at Rs 37.45 apiece.

16 February 2018, 11:25 AM

ED has handed over the summons to directors of the firms of both Modi and Choksi as they are not in the country

16 February 2018, 11:24 AM

ED has asked both Modi and Choksi to depose within a week's time

16 February 2018, 11:23 AM

ED issues summons for appearance to Modi and his business partner Mehul Choksi in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rs 11,400 crore PNB fraud

16 February 2018, 11:01 AM

State-owned Union Bank of India has said it has an exposure of USD 300 million (around Rs 1,915 crore) to the Rs 11,400-crore PNB fraud case

16 February 2018, 11:01 AM

Modi's wife Ami, a US citizen, left on January 6 and his maternal uncle and business partner Mehul Choksi, the promoter of Gitanjali jewellery chain, left on January 4

16 February 2018, 11:00 AM

Nirav Modi, who holds an Indian passport, left India on January 1, while his brother Nishal, a Belgian citizen, departed from the country on same day. However, whether they travelled together has to be probed

 

16 February 2018, 10:59 AM

The CBI has approached the Interpol to locate Nirav Modi and his family who had left the country in the first week of January, weeks before scam was reported to the agency

16 February 2018, 10:42 AM

Interpol issues diffusion notice against Nirav Modi, his wife Ami Modi, brother Nishal Modi and maternal uncle Mehul Choksi

16 February 2018, 10:14 AM

Raids continue at Nirav Modi's boutique in Kala Ghoda.

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