Mehul Choksi an accused in the Rs 12,000 crore PNB scam had first left for Dubai, investigations by the CBI have shown. On Tuesday, the CBI arrested Vipul Chitalia, the vice president (banking operations) of the Choksi led Gitanjali Group of Companies.
Chitalia was arrested on arrival at the Mumbai airport and questioned for several hours. He told the CBI that he along with Choksi had left for Dubai in the first week of January before the matter came to light.
CBI officials say that Chitalia was responsible for handling unauthorised Letters of Understanding and Foreign Letters of Credit.
A Special Court in Mumbai had last week issued non-bailable warrants against Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi. The CBI is set to get a red corner notice issued against both Modi and Choksi.