Switzerland authorities made a major crackdown against Punjab National Bank scammer Nirav Modi. Authorities in Switzerland have frozen four Swiss bank accounts of fugitive Nirav Modi and his sister Purvi Modi. Nirav’s bank accounts get frozen under the PMLA Act by Switzerland authorities as per the statement made by the press release by the Enforcement Directorate.
The press release read, “The request was made on the ground that money in the bank accounts were deposited out of illegal siphoned off funds from Indian banks.”
Swiss authorities have frozen a total of the US $6 million (near about 283 crores) present in Nirav Modi’s Swiss bank accounts along with the assets. Nirav’s sister Purvi is also one of the accused of Punjab National Bank scam. She is accused of making a scam of Rs 13,000 crore. The Interpol’s Loyn office in September last year had Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi’s sister Purvi Modi in the same case.
48 years old diamantaire Nirav Modi has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March. He was arrested for making scam of nearly 2 billion USD in Punjab National Bank (PNB) and money laundering case. He will be appearing for the first time since his bail appeal was rejected by the UK High Court earlier this month. This was his fourth attempt at bail.