CBI gets Centre's nod to seek LR for collecting evidence on Nirav Modi's brother-in-law,from Singapore

Updated: Dec 2 2022 5:02PM

New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) The CBI on Friday told the Supreme Court it has got the Centre's go ahead to move a Mumbai court for issuance of letters rogatory (LR) to a Singapore court for obtaining evidence against Mainak Mehta, the brother-in-law of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is an accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, appearing for the central probe agency, told a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha about the Union home ministry having granted it the sanction to move the special CBI court in Mumbai for issuance of LR to a Singapore court.

Letters Rogatory is a document making a request through a foreign court to obtain evidence from a person living under the territorial jurisdiction of the requested court within the ambit of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) and on the basis of reciprocity if no such treaty exists.