Mehul Choksi’s associate arrested by ED in Kolkata

Updated:3 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Kolkata (WB), Nov 06 (ANI): Officials of Enforcement Directorate (ED) on October 5 arrested fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi’s associate Deepak Kulkarni in connection with Punjab National Bank fraud case. Enforcement Directorate arrested Kulkarni on October 5 at the airport after he arrived from Hong Kong. He was arrested under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Kulkarni was the director of Choksi's dummy firm in Hong Kong. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and ED had earlier issued a lookout circular against him. Earlier in September, Choksi had said that all allegations levelled against him by the ED were "false and baseless." Prime accused in the PNB scam along with his nephew, Nirav Modi, Choksi is currently in Antigua. The Indian government is pressing for his extradition.

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