PNB fraud: Arrest of woman after sunset illegal, CBI officials liable for disciplinary action, says Bombay HC

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Written by Sailee Dhayalkar
| Mumbai |
Published: May 17, 2018 7:16:58 am


Bombay High Court (Express Photo by Pradeep Kocharekar/Files)

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday held the arrest of Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud accused Kavita Mankikar in February “illegal”. She was arrested by the CBI in connection with the Rs 11,400-crore PNB fraud. The HC said that the CBI is liable for disciplinary proceedings for “flagrant violation” of the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code.

According to the CBI, Mankikar was signing as the authorised signatory of the three firms of Nirav Modi Group, as per the instructions and assurance of Modi without knowing the facts or ramifications of her actions. She was arrested along with five others, including Vipul Ambani. Mankikar in her petition had said that she was arrested on February 20 at 8…

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