CBI says it had no role in es­cape of Ni­rav, Choksi

The Asian Age - - Nation -

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.

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