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PNB scam row: 'Come to India,' says ED in response to Mehul Choksi's demand to know the cases and allegations against him

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 October 2018, 15:33 IST

In a major development in a multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, Enforcement Directorate responded to the demands of fugitive diamond jeweller Mehul Choksi's to know about the cases and allegations that have been filed against him. ED said Choksi needs to come to India to know allegations details.

Resonding to Choksi's demands to Interpol, ED in a statement said Mehul Choksi will have to come to India to know about the cases and allegations that have been filed against him in PNB scam case. Earlier, Interpol wrote to ED seeking permission to share the prosecution complaint against the accused.

Speaking to The Indian Express, a senior official said, “Why is he asking for case details from the Interpol? The chargesheet against him has been filed in a special court in Mumbai. As an accused, he has full right to seek a copy from the court. He is making such demands from the Interpol periodically with the sole purpose of delaying issuance of the Red Notice against him.”

However, earlier this month, the ED had asked Interpol not to share any crucial details with Choksi. While ED had requested Interpol to ask him to approach the court in Mumbai to know the details of the allegations.

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First published: 16 October 2018, 15:33 IST
 
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