Nirav Modi’s siblings issued notices under fugitive act

Mumbai: Public summons were issued by a special Fugitive Economic Offenders Act court here, to the brother and sister of diamantaire Nirav Modi, the main accused in the $2 billion PNB Fraud Case.

The court has asked them to appear before it on September 25 at 11 am. Their assets will be confiscated under the newly enacted Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, in case they failed to appear before the court, the notice stated.

Three public notices were issued in the name of Nirav Modi’s sister Purvi Modi and brother Neeshal Modi in leading newspapers on Saturday by the court of M.S.Azmi. They have been “enumerated as an interested person” in an application by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Nirav Modi. The ED has charged both of them.

The public notice show causes both to explain as to “why the properties mentioned in the application (filed by the ED earlier), in which you have pecuniary interest and/or otherwise, should not be confiscated under the said Ordinance.”

A third public notice was issued against Nirav Modi asking him to depose on the same date and time. The notice stated, “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 the Act).”

The notice bears two addresses of Nirav Modi in Mumbai.

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