Opposition corners govt as suspense over Nirav Modi continues
The opposition tore into the ruling BJP government after reports that diamond czar Nirav Modi had fled India before Punjab National Bank (PNB) filed an FIR. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday raised questions whether it is possible that diamantaire Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya left the country without even the knowledge of BJP government.
Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal tweeted,''Is it possible to believe that he or vijay mallya left the country without active connivance of BJP govt?.''
Is it possible to believe that he or vijay mallya left the country without active connivance of BJP govt? https://t.co/6iMFf9VAkF— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 15, 2018
Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala raised questions on whether this was the "new Modiscam."
Also CPI(M) General SecretarySitaram Yechury targets NDA over Punjab National Bank fraud case, questions diamond jeweller Nirav Modi's presence at World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
PNB has filed a complaint with the CBI against him in the biggest banking scam in India's history - a fraud pegged at $ 1.771 billion (almost Rs 11400 crore).
The fraud is nearly eight times the size of the bank's 2017 net income ($206 million) and shockingly originated from one PNB branch - Brady House in Mumbai.