India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said fugitive businessman Nirav Modi’s sister has “remitted” over 17 crore from a UK bank account to that of the Indian government after she was allowed pardon from criminal proceedings in lieu of extending help in the PNB loan fraud case.

Purvi Modi alias Purvi Mehta (47) and her husband Maiank Mehta were made approvers — granted ‘tender of pardon’ — in the case by a Mumbai court in January on the condition of making full and true disclosure.

Purvi and her husband are British citizens and have never joined the probe.

“Purvi Modi (sister of Nirav Modi )remitted an amount of USD 2316889.03 from the UK Bank account to the bank account of Government of India, Directorate of Enforcement. Thus, ED was able to recover appx. Rs.17.25 Crore (USD 2316889.03) from the Proceeds of crime,” the probe agency stated.

“On June 24, Purvi Modi intimated…

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