The Enforcement Directorate is turning the heat on Nirav Modi. The agency has in it’s latest update has informed that it has attached assets worth Rs 637 crore of absconding jeweller Nirav Modi and his family in India and four other countries in connection with the USD 2 billion alleged fraud in the PNB.
The agency said the properties, jewellery, flats and bank balances are in India, UK and New York among others,. There are only very few cases where Indian agencies have attached assets abroad in a criminal probe.
The assets have been attached as part of five separate orders issued by the central probe agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act it said.
The agency, a senior official said, also got issued an Interpol Red Corner notice (global arrest warrant) against Aditya Nanavati, an accused in the same case, on charges of money laundering.