New Delhi: Interpol on August 25 issues a global arrest warrant against Ami Modi, wife of Nirav Modi. Nirav Modi is the prime accuse in the Rs. 13,500 Crores PNB fraud case.
A red notice has been issued against Ami Modi. The notice is in connection with the money laundering case against Ami in India. Red notice acts as an international warrant. This means that Interpol will ask all its 192 member nations to arrest or detain the person. The government can arrest or detain the person if he/she is in their country. The extradition or deportation process will follow after the arrest.
Ami left India with Nirav Modi and other family members in January 2018. He left the country just before the agencies started their PNB scam investigation.
Ami was the director of many companies that were used by Nirav Modi for laundering money.
Ami was also on the list of Enforcement Directorate (ED) for money laundering case. In March 2019, the Scotland Yard authorities arrested Nirav Modi. He was declared as an “economic fugitive offender. The declaration was done under the Fugitive Economic Act.
On June 8, a special court was set up under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The court ordered the confiscation of movable and immovable properties belonging to Modi. The order was in accordance with section 12 of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed an application. The ED was probing money laundering charges in the fraud case. The fugitive businessman is now fighting extradition to India. Earlier this month, a UK court remanded Modi to further remanded in custody until August 27. The 49-year-old is now at Wandsworth Prison in south-west London.