MEA Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India revealed the list of 31 Indian Businesspersons who absconded to abroad after being named in loan defaults and massive scams. Mr Vijay Mallya, Mr Jatin Mehta, Mr Lalit Modi, Mr Nirav Modi and Mr Mehul Choksi have placed the top on the list of 31 Absconded Indian Businesspersons.
MEA officially Given this information to the Lok Sabha as a written reply. Also, M.J. Akbar (Minister of state for external affairs) confirmed that many businessmen had absconded and absconded to abroad after being named in massive scams and loan defaults. Later they had settled in various countries to escape.
The minister said in his reply the official list provided by the Directorate of Enforcement, New Delhi, the below-listed persons involved in cases under investigation by Directorate of Enforcement are reported to have absconded from India:
|S. No||Name||S. No||Name|
|1||Mr Vijay Mallya||7||Mr Sanjay Bhandari|
|2||Mr Jatin Mehta||8||Mr Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara|
|3||Mr Lalit Modi||9||Mr Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara|
|4||Mr Nirav Modi||10||Mr Dharminder Singh Anand|
|5||Mr Mehul Choksi||11||Mr Ashish Jobanputra|
|6||Mr Ritesh Jain||12||Ms Priti Jobanputra|
In addition, M.J. Akbar said that the investigating agency CBI (Central Bureau Of Investigation) had also provided a list of businesspersons involved in the CBI cases and absconded to abroad.
31 Absconded Indian Businesspersons:
As per the official list provided by the CBI, New Delhi, the businessmen absconding abroad in CBI cases are:
|1||Mr. Vijay Mallya|
|2||Mr. Soumit Jena|
|3||Mr. Vijaykumar Revabhai Patel|
|4||Mr. Sunil Ramesh Rupani|
|5||Mr. Pushpesh Kumar Baid|
|6||Mr. Surender Singh|
|7||Mr. Angad Singh|
|8||Mr. Harsahib Singh|
|9||Ms. Harleen Kaur|
|10||Mr. Ashish Jobanputra|
|11||Mr. Jatin Mehta|
|12||Mr. Nirav Modi|
|13||Mr. Neeshal Modi|
|14||Mrs. Ami Nirav Modi|
|15||Mr. Mehul Choksi|
|16||Mr. Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara|
|17||Ms. Dipti Chetan Sandesara|
|18||Mr. Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara|
|19||Mr. Sabhya Seth|
|20||Mr. Nilesh Parrekh|
|21||Mr. Umesh Parekh|
|22||Mr. Sunny Kalra|
|23||Ms. Aarti Kalra|
|24||Mr. Sanjay Kalra|
|25||Mrs. Varsha Kalra|
|26||Mr. Hemant Gandhi|
|27||Mr. Ishwarbhai Bhat|
|28||Mr. M.G. Chandrasakhar|
|29||Mr. Cheriya Vannarakkal Sudeer|
|30||Mr. Nausha Kadeejath|
|31||Mr. Cheriya Veettil Sadique|
The MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) has received extradition requests from the CBI with respect to Mallya, Jobanputra, Pushpesh Kumar Baid, Sanjay Kalra, Varsha Kalra and Arti Kalra, which have been sent to the foreign countries concerned for their consideration, he informed the House. And, M.J. Akbar said the extradition request from CBI in respect of Sunny Kalra was under process by the MEA.
Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018:
Minister M.J Akbar said as per the information provided by Ministry of Finance, the Indian Government has decided to introduce the ‘Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018’ in the Parliament. Adding that the Bill would help in laying down measures to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading the process of Indian law.
M.J Akbar added that the Bill, inter alia, provides for expeditious confiscation of proceeds of crime and properties of the fugitive economic offender with a view to making him submit to the jurisdiction of courts in India.
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