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The International Criminal Police Organization-Interpol issued a Red Notice against Indian businessman Nirav Modi, his male sibling Neeshal Modi, and employee Shubash Parab on Monday on the petition of the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation, which has raised criminal and money laundering charges against them.
A probe has been launched by ED against Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi, and others on the basis of First Information Reports (FIRs) registered by the CBI to pursue those involved in the Rs. 13,578 CRORE Punjab National Bank fraud.
The initial charges have been filed against him by both the agencies and had requested the Interpol to issue Red Notice seeking his location and detention. The current location of Modi is still not clear after he flew out of the country along with his family in the first week of January.
The ED has likewise moved the Mumbai Special Court seeking approval to send a request for expelling him. While the request will be sent to the United Kingdom, the agency will as well write to else countries seeking cooperation in his arrest.
After the CBI registered the cases against him, Modi has visited the UK at least thrice.
In a bid to track down Modi, the CBI has as well written various times to the UK, United States, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, and Singapore. In consequence to a diffusion notice, the agency said, the Interpol's Manchester office had earlier informed it regarding his movements till March 31.
Modi had landed at the UK's Heathrow airport from the United States on February 10. He traveled from Hong Kong to Heathrow on February 15 and an after a month, from Heathrow back to Hong Kong. He once again went from the U.S. to London on March 28, and then to Paris on March 31.
By Sowmya Sangam