The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a Public interest litigation (PIL) seeking deportation of businessman Nirav Modi, main accused in the over Rs 11000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. The PIL has been filed by lawyer Vineet Dhanda, which seeks Modi’s deportation within two months. Niravi Modi and Gitanjali Gems Chairman and Managing Director Mehul Choksi, who are the main accused in the scam left India in January.
Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are probing the matter and conducting searches and raids at various locations linked with Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Gems. The scam was started in 2011 and was detected in the third week of January this year, after which the PNB officials reported it to the concerned agencies.