66 more bank accounts of Gitanjali Group frozen: Sources

File photo: Gitanjali Group owner Mehul Choksi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Feb 26, 2018, 04.16 PM (IST)

The income tax department has attached 66 more bank accounts of the Mehul Choksi-owned Gitanjali Group having a total credit balance of Rs 80.07 crores, I-T sources said on Monday. 

A search and survey action was initiated at four locations of Mehul Choksi's uncle and business partner Nirav Modi in Mumbai on February 22, I-T sources said.

At one location, 173 paintings and artworks by eminent artists were found and are currently undergoing valuation by professionals.

Also read: Top independent director Anil Umesh Haldipur resigns from Gitanjali Gems board

Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi are accused of cheating the Punjab National Bank (PNB) of Rs 11,400 crore, with the purported involvement of a few employees of the bank.

They are currently being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate and other probe agencies following a complaint by the nationalised bank.
 

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Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi are accused of cheating the Punjab National Bank (PNB) of Rs 11,400 crore, with the purported involvement of a few employees of the bank ||