New Delhi Feb 16: The Scam in PNB has bigger and currently Searches are being carried out for main accused Nirav Modi who has escaped India two months back.The External Affairs Ministry has suspended Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi's passports for 4 weeks.
The MEA in a statement has said that "On the advice of the Enforcement Directorate, the passport issuing authority in the MEA has today suspended the validity of passports of Nirav Deepak Modi and Mehul Chinubhai Choksi with immediate effect for a period of four weeks u/s 10(A) of the Passports Act 1967."
"They have been asked to respond within one week why their passports should not be impounded or revoked under Section 10 (3) (c) of the Passports Act 1967" MEA added.
Meanwhile, the ED had issued summons for appearance to billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his business partner Mehul Choksi in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rs 11,400 crore alleged fraud in Punjab National Bank.
CBI had approached the Interpol with a request for issuing Diffusion Notice which was aimed at locating an individual.