How am I a threat to India, Mehul Choksi asks CBI; refuses to return citing health issues
New Delhi: Gitanjali Group promoter Mehul Choksi, accused of defrauding Punjab Nationwide Financial institution of multi-crore rupees, has written a strong-worded letter to the CBI stating that suspension of his passport is violation of his rights.
“As my Passport stands suspended. I additional want to level out that the RPO Mumbai has not given me any clarification as to why my Passport has been suspended and as to how I’m a safety menace to India,” he wrote.
Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, alongside along with his uncle Mehul Choksi, have been accused of defrauding the PNB of Rs 12,600 crore, with Rs 1,300 crore being added to the fraud kitty on February 26.
Choksi has written that he’s frightened about his well being and fears that he won’t get correct therapy if he will get arrested. He additionally fears that he may not be allowed to endure therapy in a personal hospital.
“I’m additionally not ready to journey resulting from my persisting well being downside. I had a cardiac process which was carried out within the first week of February 2018 and there may be nonetheless pending work to be accomplished on the identical,” he wrote.
The absconding jeweller has additional written media trial has been occurring towards him for which his passport was suspended. Mentioning that his household is being harassed within the case, Choksi added that the allgation towards him are being inflated in nature.
The CBI had filed the primary FIR within the rip-off on February 14 towards Nirav Modi, his spouse Ami, brother Nishal, Mehul Choksi and his corporations Diamond R US, Photo voltaic Exports and Stellar Diamond.
Modi, his household and Choksi had left the nation in early January.
The CBI filed a second FIR on February 15 over a Rs four,886.72-crore fraud towards Choksi`s Gitanjali Group.
Thus far, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has carried out searches at over 198 places throughout the nation and seized properties value practically Rs 6,000 crore, whereas the CBI has arrested at the very least 19 individuals within the case up to now.
The CBI on Wednesday registered a contemporary case towards billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi in reference to the alleged fraud in credit score amenities prolonged by the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution. That is the second CBI FIR by which Modi has been named.