• Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Indian police charge jeweller over bank fraud

File photo: Nirav Modi

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian investigators filed the first charges Monday in a huge fraud case involving billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and the state-run Punjab National Bank, officials and reports said. A spokesman for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) confirmed to AFP that a charge sheet had been filed in a Mumbai court over the alleged $1.8 billion scam, which has shaken India’s corporate world. Charges were laid against Modi and several senior bank officials over the alleged fraud, according to officials cited by the Press Trust of India (PTI). The news agency said those charged included Punjab National Bank’s former chief Usha…

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