PNB scam: Nirav Modi’s lawyer replies to ED’s application

New Delhi: The lawyer of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has filed nine applications before Mumbai’s Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in a reply to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) application seeking to declare his client a fugitive offender.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for November 19.

On October 25, the ED attached properties belonging to Nirav Modi in Hong Kong, worth Rs 225 crores, under the PMLA Act, in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

So far, the total attachments in the case amount to Rs 4,744 crore.

Nirav Modi has been under the scanner of central agencies for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore PNB scam.