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MEA suspends validity of passport of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi

MEA suspends validity of passport of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Feb 2018, 02:55 pm

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IBNS): India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on Friday, on the advice of the Enforcement Directorate, suspended the validity of passports of billionaire diamond jeweler Nirav Deepak Modi and his alleged partner Mehul Chinubhai Choksi, with immediate effect for a period of four weeks, according to media reports.

The MEA also said that they have been asked to respond within one week as to why their passports should not be impounded or revoked, media reports said.

On Friday, according to reports, ED summoned Nirav Modi in connection with the over Rs 11,000 crore fraud case detected by Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Wednesday.

On Wednesday and Thursday, ED raided homes, offices and showrooms of Modi and his relatives, in connection with the PNB scam, across several locations.