Centre had evidence 8 months before Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi fled: Rahul Gandhi


Team Udayavani, Dec 4, 2018, 12:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the government had evidence to arrest diamond trader Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi months before they fled the country but did not do so as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s daughter was hired as Choksi’s lawyer.

He also demanded Jaitley’s resignation. 

“8 months before they were allowed to flee, the IT department wrote a 10,000 page report on Chota Modi & Choksi’s massive fraud,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter.

“Govt had evidence to arrest them. But didn’t because FM Jaitlie’s (sic) daughter was hired as Choksi’s lawyer,” he said, adding that the finance minister must resign.

Rahul Gandhi tagged a media report which claimed that IT report waved red flags eight months before the PNB scam broke, but was not shared with other agencies.

No immediate reaction from the government was available, but both the government and Jaitley have rejected all such allegations in the past.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Jaitley allowed the jewellers to flee the country.

Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are being pursued by central investigation agencies in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case. The accused left India this January, a few weeks before the scam came to light.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were aware about dirty dealings amounting to Rs 26,306 crore of fraudsters Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi eight months prior to their flying abroad, but it (the government) did not act,” Surjewala said at a press conference in Jaipur on Monday.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Fake number of BBMP chief circulating online; complaint filed

Punjab CM Mann gets married to doctor from Kurukshetra

Chennai: Woman with sleepwalking disorder throws 43 sovereigns of gold in ATM dustbin

TV anchor seeks urgent hearing in SC on plea against FIRs lodged for doctored Rahul Gandhi video

Alt News co-founder Zubair moves SC for bail

Sania bids adieu to Wimbledon with semifinal loss in mixed doubles

Yakshagana artiste Bellare Vishwanath Rai no more


Related Articles More

Punjab CM Mann gets married to doctor from Kurukshetra

PM Modi to speak at first Arun Jaitley memorial lecture

Amravati pharmacist might be killed by gang ‘self inspired’ from ISIS: Officials

Maha CM Shinde takes charge at Mantralaya; Bal Thackeray, Dighe’s photos in his office

TV anchor seeks urgent hearing in SC on plea against FIRs lodged for doctored Rahul Gandhi video

MUST WATCH

Rivers entered the temple premises!

Chandrashekhar guruji case : accused arrested

NEWS BULLETIN 05-07-2022

Heavy Rain : Huge Rock fall in road at madikeri

Land Slide Karnataka Kerala Road Close


Latest Additions

Fake number of BBMP chief circulating online; complaint filed

Punjab CM Mann gets married to doctor from Kurukshetra

PM Modi to speak at first Arun Jaitley memorial lecture

Amazon Prime Video announces blockbuster entertainment for Prime Day 2022

Amravati pharmacist might be killed by gang ‘self inspired’ from ISIS: Officials

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.