The CBI had last month moved applications in separate cases of alleged conspiracy to defraud PNB to the tune of Rs 13,400 crore, seeking lie-detector tests on Shetty claiming it wanted to ascertain the “undue pecuniary advantage” he obtained in violating bank rules in favour of Modi and Choksi.
Modi is currently lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London in United Kingdon since his arrest on March 19 this year by the Scotland Yard police in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case.
Saumil Diam LLC, a company that has links to both Nirav Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi, accused of fraudulent transactions at PNB, allegedly allowed Nirav Modi and his kin the use of its corporate credit cards, sources told The Indian Express.
Drawing a comparison between the two individuals, the Congress chief tweeted, “Both have looted India and are called Modi. Both refuse to answer any questions. Both believe they are above the law. Both will face justice.”
This was done through a laboratory “secretly” controlled by Mehul Choksi through a British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm, according to a forensic report by John J Carney, the Examiner appointed by the US bankruptcy court.
Choksi had left India just before CBI registered an FIR against him and his nephew Nirav Modi in February 2018. After sustained efforts by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED), Interpol last month published a Red Notice against him.