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Pubic summons to court issued to Nirav Modi for September 25

Aug 13, 2018

A Fugitive Economic Offenders Act Court in Mumbai has summoned the jewellery tycoon Nirav Modi to appear before it on September 25 at 11am along with his sister Purvi Modi and brother Neeshal Modi to answer to changes of money laundering.

M S Azmi has summoned Nirav Modi and his two siblings to court in Mumbai - Syed Saleem- Facebook

The court of M S Azmi has summoned Modi and his two siblings to court to defend themselves against claims that they, primarily Modi, are involved in the Rs 13,400 crore (2 billion) fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Azmi is also the special judge for cases that fall under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Mumbai. Azmi issued notices in three public dailies naming Modi’s brother and sister as “interested persons” in the case. If they fail to appear in court, their assets will be confiscated.

Azmi’s notice to Purvi and Neeshal Modi asks them to explain "why the properties mentioned in the application [filed by the ED], in which you have pecuniary interest and/or otherwise, should not be confiscated under the said Ordinance [Fugitive Economic Offenders Act]." 

Directed towards Nirav Modi, the notice read: "as you have left India and are refusing to come back to face trial in that case, you should be declared a fugitive under the above-mentioned Ordinance [now Act]." 

The three are all summoned at 11am on September 25.

Modi and his two siblings are currently outside the country, having fled before the case broke in the spring. An extradition notice has been sent to the UK in an attempt to bring Nirav Modi back to India.

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