The International Criminal Police Organisation or the Interpol has issued a red corner notice (RCN) against Purvi Modi – sister of Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi. The RCN, which acts as an international arrest warrant, stated that she was wanted on charges of "money laundering".
The RCN against Purvi, a Belgian citizen, was issued on Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) request. The ED wants to interrogate her in connection with the PNB scam in which her brother is the key accused.
Earlier this year, the Interpol had issued a Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi, his brother Nishal Modi and his employee Subhash Parab on CBI’s request.
In its Red Corner Notice issued against a fugitive, the Interpol asks its 192-member countries to arrest or detain the person if spotted in their countries after which extradition or deportation proceedings can begin.
The CBI had named Nirav Modi, his wife Ami Modi, a US citizen, brother Nishal Modi, a Belgian citizen, and uncle Mehul Choksi, as accused in its FIRs. They all had left the country in the first week of January, weeks before the country’s biggest banking scam surfaced.
The Modi's are accused of duping the state-run PNB bank through the fraudulent issuance of Letters of Undertaking and Foreign Letters of Credit worth approximately Rs 13,000 crore.