Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi’s trusted aide

NEW DELHI: Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Mihir R Bhansali, a close confidante and senior executive of absconding billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, in connection with the alleged USD 2 billion PNB money-laundering case, officials said on Thursday.

The notice, which acts as an international arrest warrant, states Bhansali (40) is required by Indian probe agencies on charges of “money laundering”.

The RCN against Mihir Rashmi Bhansali, CEO of Nirav Modi’s jewellery firm in the US, Firestar International, was requested by the Enforcement Directorate, they said.

The ED wants him to join the investigation in order to take the probe in the case forward, they added.

It had told the global police body that Bhansali was “likely” to visit the US, the UK, Hong Kong, China or the UAE.

In its RCN 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. (AGENCIES)