Nirav Modi holds six passports; CBI files fresh FIR

Despite the government revoking his passport, Modi managed to hold two passports


Diamond merchant Nirav Modi who is absconding after pulling out a ₹11,400-crore PNB fraud, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) detected that Modi possessed at least half a dozen Indian passports, following which, a fresh FIR has been filed against him. As per Indian intel agencies, he was traced to Belgium and his frequent travels unearthed that he held six passports of which two were found to be active. 

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Despite the government revoking his passport, Modi managed to use two passports out of six passports. According to the senior official, out of the two active passports, one had Modi's full name while the other only had his first name with a 40-month UK visa stamped on it which enabled him to travel abroad.

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The government had revoked both the passports, yet, it is believed that Nirav Modi also holds another Belgian passport which helps him hop across countries.

Meanwhile, the ED is planning to approach a special court in Mumbai seeking an official declaration to term Modi as a fugitive on the basis of filed charge sheets. It also wants permission to confiscate assets worth ₹8,000 crore owned by him, his family and associated firms. 

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The agencies, CBI and  Enforcement Directorate, are probing Modi and his uncle and jeweler Nirav Choksi for the fraud. Few days before, PNB could indicate CBI about the fraud, both Modi and Choksi fled the country with the help of PNB's rogue staff. 

The CBI and the ED have registered two FIRs each in connection with the case.

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