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PNB Scam: Mehul Choksi sends 2nd video message from Antigua

PNB Scam:  Mehul Choksi sends 2nd video message from Antigua

The second video of fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi from Antigua appeared today. Questioning if any company within the world or in India closed down among a span of 1 week, Choksi within the video told that he was worrisome regarding his shareholders, workers and significantly those unfit employees World Health Organization were employed by the Gitanjali cluster.
Stating that what's happening is “very unprecedented”, Choksi said that no-one ought to undergo the “kind of terror” he has versed in a very wrong grievance.
Stating that he has the best respect for the PM, the fugitive jeweller conjointly else that there was heaps of political pressure within the country within the last 1-2 years.
The first video of Choksi from Antigua appeared on Tuesday during which he refuted the allegations levelled against him by the social control board of directors (ED) within the USD a pair of billion PNB concealing case, square measure unsupported.
Choksi, the maternal uncle of Nirav Modi, took the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda last year and oath of allegiance thereto country on Jan fifteen this year when finishing the position method.
In the video, captured by press association ANI, Choksi any same that the suspension of his passport has been questioned by him however the regional passport authorities square measure nonetheless to reply to that. All queries by cuckoo to Choksi were asked by his professional in Antigua."The passport authorities revoked my passport altogether seeable of that i used to be immobilize. On February sixteen, I received Associate in Nursing email from the passport workplace that same that my passport has been suspended thanks to reasons of security threat to Bharat. On February twenty, I sent Associate in Nursing email to the regional passport workplace, Mumbai, requesting them to revoke the suspension of my passport. However, I failed to receive any reply from the regional passport workplace," he same within the video.

The scam pertains to the alleged supplying of dishonorable Letters of endeavor of quite USD a pair of billion to firms of Nirav Modi and Choksi by geographical area National Bank's Brady House branch throughout 2011-17, officers same.
An LoU could be a guarantee given by Associate in Nursing issuance bank to Indian banks with branches abroad to grant short-run credit to the human.
Nirav Modi and his firms allegedly availed credit from the overseas branches of Indian banks victimization the dishonorable PNB guarantees given through LoUs and letters of credit issued by the Brady House branch that weren't repaid, transferral the liability on the state-run bank.
Both Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have refused to affix investigation in spite of continual summons by the agencies to look for questioning.
Choksi has cited threat to his life, health condition, media bias, and poor jail conditions in his attractiveness before the Interpol to stall supplying of Red Corner Notice against him. The issue can currently be place before an interior five-member committee of the Interpol which is able to hear the plea of Choksi and arguments of Indian agencies in Oct before deciding the difficulty.