The stake sale will fetch state-owned PNB as much as Rs 6,500 crore, going by PNB Housing Finance's market capitalisation of Rs 19,957 crore as on July 9
The 125 paintings were mentioned in an assets list prepared by chartered accountants.
SWIFT was in limelight after it was used to conduct fraud worth Rs 11,000 crore (now risen to Rs 14,000 crore) at Punjab National Bank (PNB) unearthed on February 14 this year
The Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is now aiming to regain trust from the sector and meet their target of pushing India’s exports to US$60 billion by 2022
Presently, the bank has one central loan processing centre at its Connaught Place (New Delhi) branch that enables qualitative credit assessment, segregates pre and post sanction responsibility as well as shortens the turn-around time and facilitates efficient monitoring.
A media report had said that Nirav Modi was seeking political asylum in the UK.
The move to downsize the Brady House branch comes as India's second-largest state lender seeks to tighten controls and restore its reputation.
The Red Corner Notice was issued after a rquest by the CBI.
Citing it as one of the major positive developments, Mehta said the US court has made it very clear that money will not be distributed among creditors of Modi's Firestar Diamond Inc.
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the ministry has also sent messages to all its missions abroad to get in touch with local governments to deny entry to Modi and inform India if he was residing there.
Mehul Choksi said that he never sought to avoid the investigation or the probe agencies and had duly responded to all the communication that he received from the investigating agencies.
As per the report, Nirav Modi group companies Firestar Diamond Ltd Hong Kong and Firestar Diamond FZE Dubai availed some credit facilities from the Hong Kong and Dubai branches of Punjab National Bank (PNB) as well.
ED counsel Hiten Venegaokar said the order would be sent to the Ministry of External Affairs, which would forward it to the UK government.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought his extradition in connection with a money laundering case from Belgium, the UK and a few other countries.
The 47-year-old diamantaire was able to travel in and out of Britain at least four times since his passport was cancelled by the Indian authorities in February.
The DRI had in March launched prosecution against Nirav Modi and three of his firms —Firestar International Pvt Ltd (FIPL), Firestar Diamond International Pvt Ltd (FDIPL) and Radashir Jewellery Co Pvt Ltd (RJCPL), based in the Special Economic Zone, Surat, for allegedly diverting duty-free imported goods for purposes other than specified in the rules, they said.
In March, the Mumbai DRI had registered the case against Modi and his firms based in the Surat Special Economic Zone for allegedly selling diamonds and pearls worth Rs 890 crore, meant for export, in the domestic market.
The records the CBI provided to the Interpol included the non-bailable warrants issued by a Mumbai special court and the details of the charge sheets filed in the case etc. The documents were found in order and have satisfied the Lyon-based international police cooperation agency which is "processing" the CBI's request, they said.
The government is strengthening laws to deal with absconding economic offenders such as Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya and aggressively pursuing cases against them in courts abroad, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.
The potential cyber security breach could compromise investigation into the Nirav Modi case
Modi has been traced to Belgium by Indian intelligence agencies and his frequent travels, despite the revocation of his passport, have led the sleuths to unearth six passports that he held.
The CBI has begun the process of filing an extradition request for Nirav Modi, which will then have to be approved by the UK Home Office following which an extradition warrant can be issued.
The erosion of capital can be primarily be attributed to over Rs 14,000 crore farud wherein billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and associates had allegedly acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking (LoUs) from one of the branches of PNB for overseas credit.
Modi, who is reportedly in the UK attempting a political asylum, and Choksi, promoter of Gitanjali group whose whereabouts are unknown as yet, are on the run since the CBI registered an FIR against them on January 31.
The CBI, in its charge sheets filed on May 14, had alleged that Nirav Modi, through his companies, siphoned off funds to the tune of Rs 6,498.20 crore using fraudulent LoUs issued from PNB's Brady House branch in Mumbai. Choksi allegedly swindled Rs 7080.86 crore, making it possibly the biggest banking scam in the country, it alleged.