The CBI today filed chargesheet against billionaire jeweller Mehul Choksi and 17 other entities, including companies owned by him and other individuals, in connection with the over 2 billion US dollars Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. The chargesheet was filed before a special CBI court in Mumbai.
Officials said that in the chargesheet, pertaining to an FIR against Choksi, the Gitanjali group of companies and 16 other entities , including companies and individuals, the agency has slapped charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
They said, this was a separate chargesheet from the one filed on May 14 against Choksi’s nephew Nirav Modi and stressed that the present chargesheet pertained to the FIR against Choksi.
They said, supplementary chargesheets against Nirav Modi will also be filed soon. The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint from the PNB, dated February 13.