Bhavnagar: A jeweller from Gujarat's Bhavnagar, Digvijay Singh Jadeja, on Friday said that he had informed the Gujarat High Court and the state government against Mehul Choksi, overseeing chief of Gitanjali Gems, in 2015, however no one heard him in those days.
The Hindu newspaper reported on Saturday that the Central Vigilance Commission, which investigates corruption in the government, has summoned senior officials of the Reserve Bank of India and the Finance Ministry to assess how all internal checks and balances failed to detect the fraud.
The ED team members then searched the outlet and seized diamond studded jewellery worth around Rs 1 crore from the locker, the officials said. "Independent valuation has been started", the agency said in a statement.
Contending that the Prime Minister's Office was informed about fraud after a whistle-blower, the Congress questioned how the jeweller was allowed to fly aboard and be part of PM Modi's delegation in Davos despite that.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party, a BJP ally, said Mr Modi's promise of putting an end to corruption in the country, highlighted through his slogan "na khaunga, na khane dunga", was in tatters after the alleged fraudulent transactions of Rs 11,400 crore came to light. The passports have been suspended for a period of four weeks and the duo have been asked to respond within a week on why their passports should not be impounded or revoked under the Passports Act 1967.
As probe agencies tightened noose on Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, interrogation of key accused Gokulnath Shetty has revealed involvement of several employees of the bank in the fraud. Speaking to reporters, Sitharaman said that Nirav Modi-run Firestar Diamond International was leased a property of a company in which Singhvi's wife is a director.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "Bank frauds are tumbling out of the closet faster than you can say Jack Robinson".
Nirav Modi is one of India's richest people, with a personal wealth of $1.75bn, according to Forbes. A fresh FIR has been filed by the CBI on Friday. The total loans in the three firms belonging to Modi - Stellar Diamond, Solar Exports and Diamonds R Us - was Rs 3,992 crore, while the capital of the partners was Rs 400 crore, the I-T department said.
Meanwhile, the CBI has sought help from authorities all over the world through Interpol to locate Nirav Modi and airports have been informed through diffusion notice.
On Saturday, the Congress also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sleeping while the banking fraud of this magnitude was taking place.
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Earlier on Sunday, Netanyahu called Iran the biggest threat in the world, and taunted Zarif while holding the aircraft fragment. Israel said it shot down the drone on 10 February after it entered the country from Syria .
But suicide attacks and raids persist, with civilians in hard-to-reach rural areas and outlying towns at risk. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them.
In the second half we struggled, we weren't able to get close to their area, but it was easier when they went down to 10 men. Eibar has won five of its past eight games, meaning José Luis Mendilibar's team heads into Saturday's game in great form.
Much of Mexico City is built on a former lakebed, where soft soil has been found to intensify the effects of earthquakes . Both the south of Mexico and the capital are still reeling from earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September.
The U.S. spent the rest of the second period unable to convert on a delayed-penalty chance and a couple of power plays. USA head coach Tony Granato was so infuriated that he refused to shake hands with his Russian counterpart Oleg Znarok.
The fans also roared for Lonzo Ball, who was selected for the US roster but unable to play due to his lingering knee injury. He finished with 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds including this three pointer that got the crowd on its feet.
He said that despite dislocating his ankle, fracturing his tibia, and tearing ligaments, he should be back in 4-6 months. SC will need to channel the effort against Auburn if it hopes to make some noise down the stretch.
Imran Ali is sentenced to death on four counts but Zainab's mother deems this as insufficient for the crimes he committed. He did not say how Imran's execution would be carried out, but many Pakistanis have demanded he be publicly hanged.
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The injured include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax news agency said. It has been the scene of an Islamist insurgency following separatist wars in the neighbouring Chechnya.
Iranian airlines have an aging fleet due to ongoing sanctions on the country, struggling to obtain spare and replacement parts. It's also too risky to send helicopters, but a drone will be flown to the area, Red Crescent Society officials said .
And it's finally time for the silver screen's biggest stars to descend on London for the 71st British Academy Film Awards . Kensington Palace declined to comment on Kate's decision to wear green instead of black in solidarity with other women.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the point was "to talk about grief and show compassion in unifying the country". Trump said he originally planned to visit the Parkland area on Sunday or Monday, but decided he didn't want to wait.
Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, in a statement said they had fired at the Israeli jets overhead. The army said a Palestinian flag was flying in the area, and when the troops approached they were hit by the blast.
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