PNB fraud: ED summons Nirav Modi’s family, US partner

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned at least four members of absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi’s family, including his father and brother, and his US-based business partner in connection with a money laundering case linked to the over USD 2 billion PNB fraud, officials said today.

The family members are required to be questioned as a number of financial transactions and Nirav Modi’s businesses are linked to them, they said.

The officials said summonses had been issued to Nirav Modi’s father Deepak Modi, brother Nishal Modi, sister Purvi Mehta, her husband Mayank Mehta, and Mihir Bhansali, who is the director of the jeweller’s US-based firm Firestar Diamond Inc.

They said the summonses, issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), were sent through e-mail as all the five people are settled abroad. (AGENCIES)