Singapore government rejects Nirav Modi's citizenship request

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Singapore government rejects Nirav Modi's citizenship request

The Singapore government has rejected billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi's citizenship request.

The Singapore government has rejected PNB scam prime accused Nirav Modi's application for citizenship and passport of Singapore.

Nirav Modi had requested the government of Singapore to grant him a citizenship earlier.

A red corner notice was issued against Nirav Modi in July this year. The notice, which essentially works as an international arrest warrant, means that the jeweller can be arrested by police in any of the Interpol's 192 member nations.

A special Fugitive Economic Offenders Act court in Mumbai last week had issued public summons to Nirav Modi's sister and brother for questioning in the PNB bank fraud case. The court also asked them to appear before it on September 25.

Nirav Modi and Choksi are being investigated by the ED and the CBI after it was detected that they allegedly cheated PNB of more than Rs 13,000 crore with the purported involvement of a few of its employees.

The scam, which reportedly began in 2011, was detected in January this year, after which PNB officials reported it to probe agencies.

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