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Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Nehal Modi

The Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Nehal Modi, brother of Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case, officials said on Friday.

They said the global arrest warrant against the Belgian national Nehal, 40, has been issued on charges of alleged money laundering that is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.

Nehal Deepak Modi was born in Antwerp, Belgium and he knows languages such as English, Gujarati and Hindi, according to the RCN. Nehal has been named in the charge sheet filed by the ED in this case and he has been charged with destruction of evidence.

Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are alleged to be the main perpetrators of India’s biggest bank fraud that came to the fore last year. The Punjab National Bank is stated to be duped of nearly Rs 14,000 crore in this scam.

A London court had also indicated that Nirav Modi may have used his US-based brother Nehal to do his “dirty work as it were”. “There does seem to be a luring away of witnesses and some pressure that took witnesses away from India,” Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot had noted in May while hearing a case on his extradition to India.

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