MUMBAI: Absconding businessman Nirav Modi was declared a fugitive economic offender by the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Thursday, becoming only the second businessman after Vijay Mallya to be labelled thus under a new law. The 49-year-old Modi and several others are accused in the Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act was applied in the case as Modi had left the country on January 1 last year and not showed any inclination to return. Modi was arrested this March in London and is currently in judicial custody there. Legal proceedings on his extradition are currently underway. “At this stage, as per record put forth by the Enforcement Directorate, there is material to show that the respondent (Modi) stayed abroad and refused to come to India to face criminal prosecution when he had ample time to return back ... ,” special judge V C Barde said. On January 29 last year, the CBI lodged an FIR accusing … [Read more...] about Nirav Modi a fugitive economic offender, property confiscation hearing next
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As the special episode of 'Man vs Wild' featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its host Bear Grylls aired on Monday, it soon became among the most talked about subjects on social media. As Twitterati sang praises of the PM, 'Man vs Wild' trended on top in India and was on the second position worldwide. Among celebs from Bollywood, Randeep Hooda and Anil Kapoor were among the first to express their excitement and appreciation for the show on Discovery Channel featuring the Prime Minister. Randeep tweeted saying, "A great message to the masses of the country in Hindi translated in English for the world, Narendra Modi. Environmental Conservation is most important for the future of our planet that we all share.. for our future.. for us .. thank you Bear Grylls, DiscoveryIN, love nature." A great message to the masses of the country in Hindi translated in English for the world @narendramodi #EnvironmentalConservation is most important for the future of our planet that we all … [Read more...] about Twitterati Go Gaga For PM Narendra Modi In Man Vs Wild!
Parliament Session: The first session of Parliament or the 17th Lok Sabha has begun from Monday. During the Parliament session, the passage of the Union budget and key legislation such as triple talaq are likely to be on top of the to-do list for the government. The inaugural session of the new Lok Sabha started with the swearing in of its members. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first MP to take oath in the 17th Lok Sabha which met for the first time on Monday after the declaration of the general elections results on May 23. All the members were administered the oath by the protem Speaker Virendra Kumar. As per the parliamentary rules, Narendra Modi took the take oath first as the leader of the House. The Council of Ministers followed the Prime Minister in taking the oath. 17th Lok Sabha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes oath of duty pic.twitter.com/xhKWUv41eX — ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2019 Delhi: BJP MP and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh takes oath as member of the 17th … [Read more...] about 17th Lok Sabha’s first session begins; Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes oath of duty
Mumbai: A court here on Saturday refused to cancel a non-bailable warrant issued by the Enforcement Directorate against fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, a key accused in the alleged Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. Special judge for Prevention of Money Laundering Act cases VC Barde refused to give relief to Choksi. Choksi had moved the court last year seeking cancellation of the warrant issued by the ED. He could not travel to India because of his ill-health and also because there was a threat to his life, he had pleaded. He did not intend to cheat and flee, but left the country for treatment of his medical condition, he had claimed. The court will now hear the ED's petition seeking to declare him a Fugitive Economic Offender (FEO) under the newly enacted Fugitive Economic Offenders Act. The declaration will pave the way for confiscation of his properties. The special court on Friday declared Choksi' nephew and another key accused in the scam, Nirav Modi, as FEO. Nirav Modi was … [Read more...] about Mumbai Court Refuses to Cancel ED Warrant Against Diamond Merchant Mehul Choksi
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said that Punjab National Bank scam accused Mehul Choksi, who has fled to Antigua, would be extradited to India after he exhausts his appeals. "We are a country of laws, the matter is before the judiciary," Browne told India's state-run DD News. "He (Choksi) has several appeals, and until he exhausts his appeals there is nothing we can do," said the Antigua PM, describing Choksi as a crook. He also said that Indian officials are free to investigate him. Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi, who both fled the country a year ago, are key accused in Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case. Choksi was granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda earlier this year. … [Read more...] about Mehul Choksi will be extradited after he exhausts appeals: Antigua PM