NEW DELHI, Oct 25: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has sent request for attachment of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's Hong Kong assets worth Rs 255 crore in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan default case.
The financial probe agency sought attachment of the assets by Hong Kong authorities under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act by sending a provisional attachment order in the form of Letters Rogatory. The ED said it has till date attached properties worth Rs 4,744 crore in connection with the case in India and abroad.
Earlier in October, the ED had attached assets in India and sought seizure abroad of properties worth Rs 218 crore belonging to Nirav Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi. The two had fled the country before the scam broke.
They are accused of defrauding state-run PNB of Rs 13,500 crore. - IANS