Vijay Vittal Mallya (born 18 December 1955) is an Indian businessman, former politician and fugitive. He is the subject of an extradition effort by the Indian Government to return him from the UK to face charges of financial crimes in India.The son of a businessman who was also in the alcoholic beverages business, Mallya is the ex-chairman of United Spirits, the largest spirits company in India, and continues to serve as chairman of United Breweries Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests including beverage alcohol, aviation infrastructure, real estate, and fertilizer. He has been the chairman of Sanofi India (previously known as Hoechst AG and Aventis) and the chairman of Bayer CropScience in India for over 20 years, and the chairman of several other companies. Mallya was also the founder and former owner of defunct Kingfisher Airlines and former co-owner of the Force India Formula One team before it went into administration. He is also a former owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team.
Mehul Chinubhai Choksi (born 5 May 1959) is a fugitive Indian-born businessman living in Antigua and Barbuda, who is wanted by the Indian judicial authorities for criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and dishonesty including delivery of property, corruption and money laundering. In an interview, Choksi claimed that he is innocent and all allegations against him are false, baseless and motivated by political expediency. Choksi holds Antiguan citizenship since 2017. He is the owner of Gitanjali Group, a retail jewellery company with 4,000 stores in India. An arrest warrant for Choksi has been issued in connection with the alleged Punjab National Bank fraud case. He was allegedly involved in stock market manipulation in 2013. In late May 2021, he had gone missing from Antigua and Barbuda. He was found and arrested in Dominica while trying to flee to Cuba in a boat. A Caribbean court has currently issued a stay on his repatriation from the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Nirav Deepak Modi (born 27 February 1971) is an Belgian businessman and fugitive who was charged by Interpol and the government of India for criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and dishonesty including delivery of property, corruption, money laundering, fraud, embezzlement and breach of contract in August 2018. Modi is being investigated as a part of the $2 billion fraud case of Punjab National Bank (PNB). In March 2018, Modi applied for bankruptcy protection in Manhattan, New York. In June 2018, Modi was reported to be in the UK where he reportedly applied for political asylum. In June 2019, Swiss authorities froze a total of US$6 million present in Nirav Modi’s Swiss bank accounts along with the assets.
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AOJ E-NEWS: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 8th May arrested the promoter, Nilesh Parekh, of the Kolkata-based Shree Ganesh Jewellery House, for allegedly cheating a consortium of 25 banks led by the State Bank of India, to the tune of Rs 2,223 crore.
The CBI had issued a Look-Out Circular against Parekh, who had been absconding and had not joined the CBI probe. Parekh was arrested at the Mumbai airport while returning from Dubai.
Lalit Modi (born 29 November 1963) is an Indian businessman and former cricket administrator. He was the founder, first chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and ran the tournament for three years until 2010. He also served as the Chairman of the Champions League during 2008–10. He was the Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during 2005–10. He has also served as the president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (2005–09 and 2014–15), and as the vice president of the Punjab Cricket Association.
As a close associate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vasundhara Raje, Modi once held considerable political clout in Rajasthan. During Raje’s first term as the Chief Minister, he was called “Super Chief Minister” by the opposition and the media. In 2010, Modi alleged that the Indian National Congress minister Shashi Tharoor held indirect free equity in the Kochi Tuskers Kerala IPL franchise, ultimately leading to Tharoor’s resignation. The Kochi franchise alleged that Modi was harassing them, because he wanted another group to win the franchise bid. Shortly after IPL 2010 ended, Modi was suspended from BCCI after being accused of misconduct, indiscipline and financial irregularities. BCCI launched an investigation against him, and banned him for life in 2013 after a committee found him guilty of these charges. Modi denied any wrongdoing, and blamed accusations on political rivalries. Shortly before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) launched an investigation against him for alleged financial irregularities, Modi moved to London. Currently he is a fugitive.
As a scion of a leading business family, Modi is the executive director of Godfrey Phillips India.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against Mumbai based jewellery trading company – Auro Gold Jewellery Pvt Ltd – and its directors Amritlal Jain and Ritesh Jain for allegedly cheating State Bank of India of Rs 387 crore.
According to a statement issued by ED on the development , “ED has provisionally attached properties worth Rs 185.1 crore under the Prevention of Money-laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 belonging to Surya Pharmaceuticals Limited and others. ED initiated investigation under the provisions of PMLA, 2002 on the basis of two FIRs registered by CBI on the complaint of State Bank of India, Chandigarh and Punjab & Sind Bank, Karnal against Surya Pharmaceuticals Ltd, its managing director Rajiv Goyal and others for defrauding the banks to the tune of Rs 828 crore”
The pharma manufacturer’s representatives were booked by the CBI on June 3, 2014. The charges have been framed against director Rajiv Goyal, his wife Alka Goyal and son Suhel Goyal, who are also directors, chief financial officer Hari Om Bhatia, manager Mukta Seth, and Dubai-based Kobian Private Limited director (operations) Pramod Aggarwal.
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Sanjay Bhandari is a businessman resident in London who escaped India in 2016. According to court documents, Bhandari is wanted in India for intended prosecution for money laundering in violation of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002, as well as tax evasion in violation of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Asset) Act 2015 and the Income Tax Act 1961.
Vinay Mittal (born 20 June 1953) is an Indian Civil servant who worked for the Indian Railway Traffic Service. He served as Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission from January 2018 to June 2018 and Chairman of Railway Board from July 2011 to June 2013.
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