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QUESTION NO.1551 FINANCIAL ABSCONDERS ABROAD

December 19, 2018

LOK SABHA
FINALLY ADMITTED QUESTION NO.1551
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.12.2018

FINANCIAL ABSCONDERS ABROAD

1551. SHRI C.N. JAYADEVAN:



Will the Minister of External Affairs be pleased to state:

(a) the details of people involved in financial irregularities and facing criminal investigation fled from the country or are living abroad; and

(b) the details of efforts made to bring them back to the country and the present status of the efforts made so far?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) Ministry of External Affairs, not being the original repository of information requested in (a) and (b), and the same has been obtained from the primary investigating agencies namely the CBI, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

According to the information provided by the CBI, the list of people involved in financial irregularities and facing criminal investigation and who fled the country or are living abroad for the years 2015 - 2018 (up to 30.11.2018) are as follows: (i) Shri Pushpesh Baid (ii) Shri Vijay Mallya (iii) Shri Sunny Kalra (iv) Smt. Aarti Kalra (v) Shri Sanjay Kalra (vi) Smt. Varsha Kalra (vii) Shri Sudhir Kaura (viii) Shri Umesh Parekh (ix) Shri Kamlesh Parekh (x) Shri Vinay Mittal (xi) Shri Eklavya Garg (xii) Shri Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara (xiii) Shri Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara (xiv) Smt. Dipti Chetan Sandesara (xv) Shri Nirav Modi (xvi) Shri Neeshal Modi (xvii) Shri Sabya Seth (xviii) Shri Rajiv Goyal (xix) Smt. Alka Goyal (xx) Shri Bhadresh Kumar (xxi) Shri Arvind Bhai Bhuva (xxii) Shri Ashish Jobanputra (xxiii) Shri Jatin Mehta (xxiv) Smt. Sonia Jatin Mehta (xxv) Shri Suraj Mehta (xxvi) Shri Ranjan Kashyap (xxvii) Shri Ankush Sood (xxviii) Smt Saloni Sood (xxix) Shri Mehul Choksi

According to the information provided by the ED, the list of people involved in financial irregularities and facing criminal investigation and who fled the country or are living abroad are as follows: (i) Shri Vijay Mallya (ii) Shri Christian Michel James (iii) Shri Nirav Modi (iv) Shri Mehul Choksi (v) Shri Ashish Sureshbhai Jobanputra (vi) Mrs. Priti Ashish Jobanputra (vii) Shri Ramachandran Viswanathan (viii) Shri M.G. Chandrasekhar (ix) Shri Sanjay Bhandari (x) Shri Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara (xi) Shri Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara (xii) Smt. Dipti Chetan Sandesara (xiii) Shri Hiteshkumar Narendrabhai Patel (xiv) Shri Deepak Talwar (xv) Smt Deepa Talwar (xvi) Shri Sunny Kalra (vii) Smt Aarti Kalra (viii) Shri Sanjay Kalra (xix) Smt Varsha Kalra (xx) Shri Jatin Mehta (xxi) Shri Lalit Modi (xxii) Shri S. Harpal Singh Dutta (xxiii) Shri Ritesh Jain (xxiv) Shri Mugundhan Ganyam (xxv) Shri Pushpesh Kumar Baid (xxvi) Shri Nitish J. Thakur (xxvii) Smt. Purvi Modi (xxviii) Shri Mihir Rashmi Bhansali (xxix) Shri Aditya Nanawati (xxx) Shri Sunil Verma (xxxi) Shri Neeshal Deepak Modi (xxxii) Shri Nehal Modi (xxxiii) Shri Maiank Mehta (xxxiv) Shri Jayesh Indervadan Shah (xxxv) Shri Deepak Krishnrao Kulkarni (xxxvi) Shri Deepak Modi (xxxvii) Shri Subhash Shankar Parab (xxxviii) Shri Rajiv Saxena (xxxix) Shri Rajesh Gajera (xl) Shri Carlo Valentino Fernando Gerosa (xli) Shri Guido Ralph Haschke

According to information provided by the DRI five persons namely (i) Shri Hamel Mahendrabhai Langalia (ii) Shri Rajeev Verma (iii) Shri Syed Zainul Hasan (iv) Shri Nirav Modi (v) Shri Mehul Choksi were found involved in various violations of Customs Act, 1962, and have fled the country or are living abroad.

(b) Efforts are being made for securing presence of these accused in the country by way of issuance of LOC, RCN and Extradition requests. Action under Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018 has also been initiated in suitable cases. The details of the efforts made and the present status of the efforts is placed at Annexure-A.

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