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How am I a threat to India, Mehul Choksi asks CBI; refuses to return citing health issues

New Delhi, Mar 8 (Zee News): Gitanjali Group promoter Mehul Choksi, accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank of multi-crore rupees, has written a strong-worded letter to the CBI stating that suspension of his passport is violation of his rights.

"As my Passport stands suspended. I further wish to point out that the RPO Mumbai has not given me any explanation as to why my Passport has been suspended and as to how I am a security threat to India," he wrote.

Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, along with his uncle Mehul Choksi, have been accused of defrauding the PNB of Rs 12,600 crore, with Rs 1,300 crore being added to the fraud kitty on February 26.

Choksi has written that he is worried about his health and fears that he will not get proper treatment if he gets arrested. He also fears that he might not be allowed to undergo treatment in a private hospital.

"I am also not in a position to travel due to my persisting health problem. I had a cardiac procedure which was conducted in the first week of February 2018 and there is still pending work to be done on the same," he wrote.

The absconding jeweller has further written that a media trial has been going on against him for which his passport was suspended. Mentioning that his family is being harassed in the case, Choksi added that the allgation against him are being inflated in nature.

The CBI had filed the first FIR in the scam on February 14 against Nirav Modi, his wife Ami, brother Nishal, Mehul Choksi and his firms Diamond R US, Solar Exports and Stellar Diamond.

Modi, his family and Choksi had left the country in early January.

The CBI filed a second FIR on February 15 over a Rs 4,886.72-crore fraud against Choksi`s Gitanjali Group.

To date, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has carried out searches at over 198 locations across the country and seized properties worth nearly Rs 6,000 crore, while the CBI has arrested at least 19 persons in the case so far.

The CBI on Wednesday registered a fresh case against billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi in connection with the alleged fraud in credit facilities extended by the Punjab National Bank. This is the second CBI FIR in which Modi has been named.

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  • SMR, karkala

    Fri, Mar 9 2018

    Former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa of BJP who was on bail from jail in demining and denotification and Mehul Choksi have similar symptoms and common complaint who is 'shining India'.
    Whenever BJP and RSS member proved in 'anti national' or 'corruption, by default accused No1 gets 'Triple Talaq' from membership, next they get mental ill certificate, 'Maun vrat' before arrest and cardiac arrest once arrested.
    Jai Hind

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Aadhar card was highlighted as panacea for all problems by this Central ( Union ) government. What happened ? So much saving showed by aadhar yet income tax slab not increased and middle class were made to give up subsidies on LPG and others. Reality seems to be different.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    All these frauds will have sudden health problems when they need to be arrested.

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  • manan shetty, mlore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Dear choksi, Your health is not important to us,Money you looted from us that is important.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    My friend addressed him as 'Mehul Bhai' ...

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Mr.Choksi chok sa gaya.Now choking.

    Should we explain in detail.You are destabilising country's monetary segment. You concentrated all banks money with you n your team.Which should have shared organised manner to all as a loan.

    This will indirectly demand the goevrnment to raise tax.Understood Idiot.One of the reason GST implementated coz of people like u,nimo,lamo lots more dagal bajjis

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    People wanted to know what actually was the Gujarat model of development.

    Here you have it.

    As expected, Narendra Bhai is quiet of course.

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  • Ashok shetty, udupi

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    When loan giving time is Italian model..................................?

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    There is something wrong somewhere today. After bank nationalisation in 1969,for 45 years, the NPA never crossed 2.5 lakh crores till 2014.

    Then within 3 years 4 months, NPA stands at 7.3 lakh crores.

    More than 300 companies have stopped paying interest and matured amount after April 2015. (Figures given by National Company Law Tribunal) If one company average FD is 500 crores, for 300 companies, it amounts to 1.5 lakh crores.

    I am one of the victims of FD scam. For the last 15 years, till 2015, I was regularly getting interest and matured amount. Out of many, 3 companies, Unitech, JP Associates and Elder Pharma have stopped paying interest to me from April 2015 and now even maturity amount too. I wrote many letters to PM office, SEBI, CLB, NCLT, but nobody replied. I have sent notice thru advocate, but, no reply to that from companies.

    For me, it is okay, but, what about the fate of lakhs of sick and old citizens, who lost their life's saving, since no one is bothered to take action ? Supreme court has come to help home buyers, but FD holders, only God has to help.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    The only option left is loot big time and scoot and higher the flyer you are the easier, The law of Karma etc are created to instill fear in the minds middle class, the rich and those with right connections are immune to it.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    first check the NPAs when the loans were given ? Before 2014 or after 2014 ? All loans to King Fisher were given prior to 2014 like that you should check the dates when the loans disbursed and not when the loans became NPA
    Further sickular khangress govt had no Strick rule to classified the loans as NPA s so till 2014 all loans were "only loans "
    The present govt wants to clean the system and we r facing this dirt of earlier 10 years of mis rule .just see how Karti and his father made 1000s of crores in just one deal and Sr chi made in "GOLD SCHEME" of 80:20 just a week after the defeat of Khangress

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Mr Choke n see...

    Aren't you ashamed?

    It is quite evident that you belong to that clan of fraudsters who eat somewhere

    and s..t somewhere else...

    You are concerned about your family...really?

    Obviously for they have to pay for your misdeeds. Your entire clan will be 'Infamous' because of you...

    You might have robbed, made crores...but for the rest of your life neither you
    nor your family members will have a single night of peaceful rest...

    For you have looted the money of the people of India...

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  • R M, Shirva

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Hamaare Mehul bhai to bimaar hai. So he can't travel. What will 56" do now? Go abroad n settle with chota modi n hamaare mehul bhai.. kab tak desh ko ullu banaoge modiji.

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