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Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against fugitive Nirav Modi's brother Nehal 

Nehal Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 13, 2019, 12.33 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

The Interpol on Friday issued a Red Corner Notice against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s brother Nehal Deepak Modi in a money laundering case, news agency ANI reported. 

Nehal Modi, a Belgian national, is accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case.

The RCN has been issued against Nehal Modi on the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which is probing the money laundering case against Nirav Modi.

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Nirav Modi is wanted in India in connection with the nearly $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.

The 48-year-old, who fights his extradition from Britain to India has been behind bars at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March.

Modi was arrested by uniformed Scotland Yard officers on an extradition warrant on March 19.

An arrest warrant was issued against him in May and then the second one in July last year, with an extradition request made to the UK authorities in August 2018.

The UK High Court on June 12 rejected Modi's bail application, his fourth attempt to get bail.

Nirav Modi and Choksi also face charges under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act. Both fled India before details of the fraud emerged in January, 2018.

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The RCN has been issued against Nehal Modi on the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which is probing the money laundering case against Nirav Modi.