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‘Warrant against Nirav’s kin kept in abeyance’

MUMBAI: The special Prevention of Money Laundering (Act) court on Thursday said that the non-bailable warrants issued against fugitive Nirav Modi’s Belgium-based sister Purvi Mehta and her husband Maiank Mehta will be kept in abeyance till further orders.
The case will come up for hearing on April 12.
The court had issued non-bailable warrants against the couple in 2018. A red corner notice was also issued against Purvi by the Interpol.
In February, the Mehtas had moved separate pleas for cancellation of the warrants. They made the plea a month after the court permitted them to become approvers and depose as prosecution witnesses against Nirav Modi in the money laundering cases filed by the Enforcement Directorate.
The court granted the couple pardon while allowing their separate applications to be declared approvers in the case.
It had then held that their pleas were allowed on the condition of “making full and true disclosure of the whole of the circumstances within (their) knowledge, relative to the offence and every other person concerned.”
“The applicant-accused shall appear before the court by returning to India, for which purpose the complainant-prosecution shall facilitate the approach of accused at earliest, and shall take suitable steps accordingly,” the court had said.
Nirav Modi is the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. Purvi was made an accused in the money laundering case filed by the ED.

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