Monday, 4 July, 2022
HomeJudiciaryMehul Choksi alleges PNB probe incomplete, special court issues notice to CBI

Mehul Choksi alleges PNB probe incomplete, special court issues notice to CBI

Mehul Choksi has claimed that the CBI has filed false FIRs were against him in February 2018 and the "incomplete" investigation is hurting his businesses.

Text Size:

Mumbai: A special court on Monday issued notice to the CBI on an application by fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi who termed the investigation into the PNB scam case as ‘incomplete” and sought further probe.

The plea filed by Mehul Choksi’s counsel Vijay Agarwal came up for hearing before Special CBI Judge UM Mudholkar, who posted the matter for hearing to June 17. “There has been an incomplete investigation of various vital aspects by the investigating officer. The IO has submitted an incomplete charge sheet before the court without making proper and complete investigation,” the application said.

Also read: PNB finally emerging from Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi’s shadow, reports profit

It contended that the incomplete investigation led to the “failure” of Choksi’s business. “The failure of the applicant’s business was termed as ‘fraud’ by the CBI. The flaws were on the part of the bank and the auditors and not the accused,” the plea submitted.

The petitioner claimed that “false” FIRs were filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against him on February 2 and February 15, 2018.

Speaking to ANI, Choksi’s counsel Vijay Agarwal said, “We moved an application in the court today contending that no lapses were made on the part of my client. In fact, they were made on the part of Punjab National Bank (PNB) officers and auditors… We explained several lapses to the judge during the hearing, which had been ignored by the investigating officer.”

Also read: Mehul Choksi says extradition talk is fake news, have faith in Antigua

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

Most Popular