Enforcement Directorate Files Fresh Charge Sheet Against Nirav Modi
A builder walks through an advertising hoarding at Nirav Modi’s under-construction store in London in August 2016. (Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

Enforcement Directorate Files Fresh Charge Sheet Against Nirav Modi


The Enforcement Directorate has filed a fresh charge sheet against Punjab National Bank-scam accused Nirav Modi under the anti-money laundering law, officials said.

They said the charge sheet or the prosecution complaint has been filed before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court in Mumbai.

This is a supplementary charge sheet against the diamantaire and a few others and the agency has recorded additional evidences gathered in the case and attachments made, they said.

Further details about the contents of the charge sheet are awaited.

The development comes two days after a British daily reported that Nirav Modi, accused in the $2-billion PNB scam, is living in a swanky 8-million pound apartment in London's West End and is now involved in a new diamond business.

The ED had said on March 9 that the United Kingdom's home secretary has recently referred India's request for extraditing the tainted businessman to a court for initiating legal proceedings against him.

The ED had filed the first charge sheet in this case in May last year.

Nirav Modi, 48, is currently living in a three-bedroom flat occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block in London, where rent is estimated to cost 17,000 pounds a month, The Telegraph had reported.

Also read: Nirav Modi’s Seaside Bungalow Demolished Using Explosives

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