CBI says it had no role in escape of Nirav, Choksi
The CBI on Saturday said its officers had no hand in the escape of diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in connection with the over Rs 12,000 crore Punjab National Bank ( PNB) scam.
Under attack from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who has accused the agency of deliberately weakening the lookout circular against fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya, allowing him to flee the country, the agency also reiterated that the decision was taken as there were not sufficient grounds to detain or arrest him.
"CBI Jt Director, A K Sharma, weakened Mallya's ' Look Out' notice, allowing Mallya to escape. Mr Sharma, a Gujarat cadre officer, is the PM's blue- eyed- boy in the CBI. The same officer was in charge of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi's escape plans. Ooops... Investigation!" the Gandhi scion tweeted.