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5 Indian banks underneath ED scanner for assisting Nirav Modi roundtrip funds

Five Indian banks are now underneath a scanner of a Enforcement Directorate (ED) for assisting Nirav Modi to roundtrip over Rs 6,000 crore of loans extended to his companies by a Punjab National Bank. These banks are State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Axis Bank, Union Bank of India and Bank of India.

In addition, ED is also probing 47 companies of Nirav Modi that were allegedly concerned in turn tripping money. Of these entities, 10 are purebred in Belgium, 8 in a Netherlands, 3 in a US and 13 in a UAE. India Today has accessed a finish list of entities that are underneath a scanner. Funds were to be perceived by these companies by Mar 04, 2018.

Top supervision sources reliable to India Today that, “Nirav Modi was routing supports leveraged from a PNB Letter of Understanding by these companies. Some of a income was paid behind to PNB directly though many of it was routed by these companies in jurisdictions opposite a globe. The modus operandi of turn tripping, companies concerned are being looked at. But a simple reason for turn tripping was to ever immature a LoUs.”

The promoters of these companies are also being questioned for their purpose in turn tripping of a funds. ED sources contend Modi took advantage of taxation laws of opposite jurisdictions to track money. Sources said, “The reason so many companies were set adult in a UAE is that compartment final year, there was no requirement for profitable VAT or for filing returns. Many corporate were holding advantage of this to stagger money. After a 5 per cent taxation regime that came into outcome final year, this end has turn reduction appealing though is an critical end still.”

These companies embody a primogenitor company, Firestar Diamonds, of that Nirav Modi is a upholder and a branches in Antwerp, Amsterdam and Dubai. Many of a entities are determined firms generally in Belgium and others seem to be bombard companies.

Nirav Modi is believed to be staying in Honk Kong with his sister Purvi Mehta, who herself is a upholder of Singapore formed Islington Private Limited. Earlier this month, in a created respond in Parliament, MoS External Affairs Gen VK Singh had certified that a supervision is available a response from Hong Kong for repatriating Modi. The refugee businessman’s relations had, however, told India Today group that Modi was not in Hong Kong.

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Article source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/5-indian-banks-under-ed-scanner-for-helping-nirav-modi-roundtrip-funds-1211940-2018-04-14?utm_source=rss

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