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Didn’t get response from ED, CBI: Man who ‘informed’ PMO about Nirav Modi scam

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hari Prasad SV, the man who Congress says informed PMO about the alleged fraud by Nirav Modi in July 2016, said he approached ED, CBI and several other bodies against the accused but to no avail
  • He claimed that he had opened a franchise store with Mehul Choksi, the MD of the Gitanjali Group, with an investment of Rs 10 crore

Hari Prasad SV. (Image: ANI)

NEW DELHI: Hari Prasad SV, the man who Congress says informed the Prime Minister’s Office+ about the alleged fraud perpetrated by billionaire jewellery designer Nirav Modi in July 2016, today said that he approached the Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation and several other bodies against the accused but to no avail, reported ANI.

“Wrote to PMO in 2016 requesting them to undertake detailed investigation in the matter after we did not get any response from ED, CBI, SEBI, and Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Later, I got a mail from RoC that my case is closed,” ANI quoted the Bengaluru jeweller as saying.

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He claimed that he had opened a franchise store with Mehul Choksi, the MD of Gitanjali Group, with an investment of Rs 10 crore.

“As per the agreement, he was supposed to give us gold worth Rs 10 crore but he gave us gold worth Rs 5 crore only. We finally filed two FIRs against him,” Prasad said.

The Congress had earlier today attacked the PM+ for failing to take timely action against Nirav Modi.Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, was made aware of this entire fraud by one Shri Hari Prasad by way of a written complaint filed on 26th July, 2016 and

acknowledged by PMO,” said party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, adding that “no action was taken” and the “bank lost the money and the accused escaped.”
Nirav Modi, his wife, brother, and business partner Mehul Choksi were booked by the CBI on January 31, for allegedly cheating state-run Punjab National Bank of Rs 280 crore.

The bank later sent two more complaints to the CBI, saying the scam was worth more than Rs 11,400 crore.

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