Man held for Ponzi scheme fraud

first_imgNew Delhi: A 24-year-old man, involved in Ponzi scheme fraud related to renting cars, was arrested from Anand Vihar area. The accused had duped more than 50 persons of more than 100 high-end cars worth rupees crores.Police identified the accused as Suraj Singh. Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) G Ram Gopal Naik said Singh came in touch with one Bilal Khan and Mehboob. The trio hatched a plan to cheat the innocent people and in Jan. 2018, they started a tour and travels office in Sahibabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Singh launched a scheme that they will put the cars in five stars hotels on rent and invited the persons to invest in the scheme and assured handsome returns,” police said. Adding further, DCP crime said that many people bought the cars and gave him to engage the same on hire in five stars hotels. Monthly rent of the cars was assured as high as from 60,000 to Rs 2 lakh. Initially, he made payments to investors to develop faith. He again took some money back from the investors on the fake assurance that they are buying other cars on their names and will put them on hire in the hotels. “Later, it was revealed that he sold all the cars to gullible buyers after making forged signatures of the victims and fled away,” police further added.last_img read more

The Tuesday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Tuesday, Aug. 8———OTTAWA LOOKING TO BEEF UP BLOOD/ALCOHOL RULES: Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is considering lowering the legal alcohol limit for licensed drivers, according to a letter she sent to her Quebec counterpart. In the correspondence to Stephanie Vallee dated on May 23, Wilson-Raybould suggests lowering the limit to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood from the current 80 milligrams. The federal minister said the change would “make it easier to fight the danger posed by drivers who have consumed alcohol.” She said the current rules were established after research indicated the risk of being involved in a car crash was twice as likely when a driver has 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in his or her system. Wilson-Raybould said the risk is twice as high at 50 milligrams and close to three times as high for 80 milligrams, “and the risk increases exponentially after that.”———GUNS AT BORDER WITH ‘ALARMING FREQUENCY’: Six Americans have been charged with bringing handguns across the New Brunswick border so far this summer, as a Canadian prosecutor says it’s proving difficult to let otherwise law-abiding people know they can’t bring firearms on vacation. “The offences continue to occur with alarming frequency during the summer months,” federal prosecutor Peter Thorn said from Hampton, N.B. Five men — three from Florida, two from New England — pleaded guilty and were fined between $1,500 and $2,000, he said. Thorn, who has prosecuted these cases for years, said most of the people caught are “respectful and law abiding citizens of the U.S.A.” who are unaware handguns are either restricted or prohibited in Canada. He said many don’t realize they can legally declare firearms and leave them behind as they enter the country. Many of the tourists are 60 and older, and from the South.———TRUMP WARNS NORTH KOREA OF ‘FIRE AND FURY’: U.S. President Donald Trump says that North Korea “had best not make any more threats to the United States” or “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Trump issued the warning during a briefing on opioid addiction at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J. A Japanese defence paper and a U.S. media report said Tuesday that North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. That’s a key benchmark in the country’s attempt to become a full-fledged nuclear power. Washington’s alarm over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s pursuit of a nuclear capability has intensified in the past month after the North conducted two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.———CANADIAN TEAM TAKING PRECAUTIONS DUE TO STOMACH VIRUS: Canada is moving some of its athletes into new accommodations at the world track and field championships to avoid a stomach bug. Athletes still to arrive in town will stay at a different hotel than the one in central London, where nine Canadian athletes and staff members have become ill, Canadian team doctor Paddy McCluskey said Tuesday. And several Canadian athletes have been moved to higher floors in the hotel. Canadian Eric Gillis dropped out of Sunday’s marathon around the 30-kilometre mark a couple of days after falling ill, and sprinter Aaron Brown said he’d been quarantined after catching the norovirus, which causes vomiting, diarrhea, a low-grade fever and abdominal pain. “The last two days have been better for us in terms of new cases, so I’m really hopeful we’re coming out the other end,” McCluskey said. The outbreak was another bad break for the Canadian team which lost stars Andre De Grasse and Derek Drouin to injury.———ANGUS REJOINS NDP LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN: NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus is shifting back into campaign mode this week after taking a step back to support a gravely ill sibling — a difficult decision for the Ontario MP juggling heightened personal and political demands. After missing last week’s leadership debate in Victoria, B.C., Angus said he has decided to hit the road again while he keeps a close eye on his sister’s health. It is a critical point in the race to replace Tom Mulcair, Angus added, noting his team is trying to strike an appropriate balance. “It is hard to juggle all the balls in the air because you have a campaign that is firing at all cylinders,” Angus said. “It is hard to explain, you want to be there for your sister at all times but you also have to go out and keep pushing the campaign.” The next few weeks of the race will be key for all candidates — the others are Ontario legislator Jagmeet Singh, Manitoba MP Niki Ashton and Quebec MP Guy Caron — as they seek to sign up as many members as possible ahead of an Aug. 17 registration cutoff.———SYSTEMIC RACISM CONSULTATIONS DIVIDING QUEBEC: Quebec is being widely criticized for its plan to launch public consultations on systemic racism, even by those who agree visible minorities face many structural barriers in the province. The debate has highlighted a deep divide among Quebec’s political left, with some people saying the consultations encourage an ideology of victimhood and demonize the province as inherently racist. Some civil rights activists argue the consultations are meaningless unless the government is finally prepared to hold its institutions accountable for failing to uphold racial diversity. Moreover, activists say they will increasingly use the court system to push through changes in society regardless of what comes out of the government’s consultations. Quebec has asked its human rights commission to launch public consultations on systemic discrimination and racism. Only discussion on discrimination involving race, colour or ethnic and national origin will be allowed when the hearings begin in September. The goal, the government said, is to forge “concrete and durable” solutions in order to “fight these problems.”———SMALL GROUP PROFITING FROM AIRBNB RENTALS, STUDY FINDS: New research suggests a small number of large commercial property owners are the most successful on Airbnb and are eating up the local supply of housing in Canada’s three largest cities in the process. A team of urban planners from McGill University looked at Airbnb trends in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto and noted a 50 per cent increase in the number of short-term rental properties year over year. Using figures from an analytics firm, lead author David Wachsmuth says his team found that 10 per cent of hosts account for the lion’s share of yearly revenue in the three Canadian cities. The study, which is entitled “Short-term Cities: Airbnb’s Impact on Canadian Housing Markets,” published Tuesday. Airbnb is calling the McGill study baseless and says data was manipulated to misrepresent the profile of Airbnb hosts. A spokeswoman says 80 per cent of its users engage in short-term rentals of their primary residence to earn additional money.———HIP BONE DISCOVERY SHAKES UP DINO FAMILY TREE: Dinosaur hip bones unearthed by a University of Alberta paleontology student are shaking up the family tree of a group of small meat-eaters that lived 75 million years ago. Aaron van der Reest found the pelvis of what was believed to be a Troodon formosus three years ago in Dinosaur Provincial Park southeast of Calgary. But the pubis bone of the dinosaur was rotated backward instead of pointing straight down, like in other specimens. After further research, it was determined that Troodon formosus is no longer a valid classification. Two new species have taken its place, and there could be even more to follow as more bones are examined. One of the new species was named for van der Reest’s late mother. She died of cancer a year before the discovery. Van der Reest says she’d probably be amused that a dinosaur was named after her and it was the least he could do to honour her memory.———MAN CHALLENGES CFIA RULING ON WEST BANK WINES: A Winnipeg man says he is challenging a decision made by the federal food inspection agency last month that allowed two wines produced in the West Bank region to continue to be sold in Canada with the label “Product of Israel.” David Kattenburg, a university instructor, says his lawyer has filed a formal complaint with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s complaints and appeals office, claiming the agency did not follow Canadian and international law in making its decision. The CFIA ruled in July that two wines, made at the Psagot Winery and Shiloh Winery in the West Bank, could be sold in Canada with the label “Product of Israel” because of the terms of the Canadian-Israel Free Trade Agreement. The Canadian government does not recognize permanent Israeli control over several territories occupied in 1967, including the West Bank. But under the agreement cited by the CFIA, Israel refers to any territory where the country’s customs laws are applied. Kattenburg says labelling the West Bank wines as originating in Israel is fraudulent.———TORONTO COP HELPS ALLEGED SHOPLIFTER: A Toronto police officer who purchased a shirt and tie for an alleged shoplifter after learning the young man needed the items for an upcoming job interview said Tuesday that he wanted to show kindness to someone who had fallen on hard times. Const. Niran Jeyanesan said the case unfolded Sunday night when he and his partner were called to a Walmart in the city’s north end in response to a report of shoplifting. The would-be thief had attempted to steal a long-sleeved shirt, a tie and a pair of socks, he said, adding such items are not common targets for shoplifters. Jeyanesan said the unusual merchandise prompted him to try and dig deeper and find out the reasons behind the teen’s actions. The story he heard was of a young man in a time of crisis, he said. His family had recently lost their home after his father — the main bread-winner — fell seriously ill, he said, adding the 18-year-old felt mounting pressure to fill the financial void and help provide for his parents and younger siblings.last_img read more

Canadian dollar plunges to postrecession low after central bank cuts key interest

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar plunged to a post-recession low after the Bank of Canada cut a key interest rate and lowered its forecast for the economy.The Bank of Canada has more details in the release of their Monetary Policy Report:Opening statement by Gov. Poloz following the MPR http://t.co/Cc2WkETJeq— Bank of Canada (@bankofcanada) July 15, 2015The loonie was down more than a full U.S. cent Wednesday afternoon at levels not seen since March 2009, when Canada was in the midst of a deep recession.At one point, Canada’s dollar was worth about 77.29 cents US, down 1.2 cents from the previous close, but had been even lower earlier in the day.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 85.32 points at 14,684.72.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 39.55 points at 18,017.23, the Nasdaq index rose 25.79 points to 5,097.30, and the S&P 500 advanced 8.66 points to 2,106.26.On the commodity markets, the August gold contract fell 60 cents to US$1,154.80 an ounce, the August crude contract was up five cents at US$52.25 a barrel and the August contract for natural gas was down two cents at US$2.84. Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. The Canadian dollar plunged Wednesday to a post-recession low after the Bank of Canada cut a key interest rate and lowered its forecast for the economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Canadian dollar plunges to post-recession low after central bank cuts key interest rate Related Stories QuickFacts: A look at the Bank of Canada’s shifting economic projectionsBank of Canada cuts rate to 0.5 per cent, slashes economic outlook by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 15, 2015 6:42 am MDT Last Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 1:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Parton Christmas tree lighting Cowboys give NBC big week

NEW YORK, N.Y. – With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, “The Voice” and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years.Aside from times when NBC had the Olympics or Super Bowl, the week ending Sunday was the network’s most-watched in 19 years, said Bob Greenblatt, NBC chairman.The Parton movie, “Christmas of Many Colours,” finished among the Nielsen company’s top 10 programs last week. The network also had strong weeks for “The Voice” and the growing freshman drama, “This is Us.”NBC hopes its success continues this week with the high-profile musical “Hairspray Live!” airing Wednesday.“We always plan for these December bumps (in the ratings) because we have so many specials,” Greenblatt said. “They just give us a little lift that we’ve come to expect. Thankfully, it’s the case this year.”With the Cowboys playing on NBC Thursday night, that NFL game accomplished the unusual feat of getting a higher rating than NBC’s Sunday night game.NBC averaged 10.6 million viewers for the week. CBS was second with 6.7 million viewers, Fox had 5.8 million, ABC had 5 million, the CW had 2.1 million, Univision had 1.8 million, Telemundo had 1.7 million and ION Television had 1.4 million.The election’s over, but Fox News Channel was still the most popular cable network last week, averaging 2.59 million viewers in prime time. ESPN had 2.57 million, Hallmark had 2.25 million, AMC had 1.57 million and ABC Family had 1.53 million.“NBC Nightly News’” won the evening news race, averaging 9.3 million viewers to 9.1 million for “ABC World News Tonight.” The “CBS Evening News” had 7.6 million.For the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Dallas at Minnesota, NBC, 21.76 million; NFL Football: Carolina at Seattle, NBC, 17.75 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.54 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 13.65 million; NFL Football: Green Bay at Philadelphia, ESPN, 13.06 million; “Thursday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 12.23 million; “The OT,” Fox, 12.18 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11.85 million; Movie: “Christmas of Many Colours,” NBC, 11.58 million; “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.64 million viewers.___This story has been corrected to show that for the week ending Sunday, “NBC Nightly News’” averaged 9.3 million viewers, “ABC World News Tonight” had 9.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 7.6 million. The story originally reported the season-to-date numbers.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2016 2:27 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Parton, Christmas tree lighting, Cowboys give NBC big week read more

Ohio State earns first Big Ten win tops Purdue 7869

Junior guard Shannon Scott (right) drives to the hoop during a game against Delaware Dec. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 76-64. Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerThe beat rolls on for the No. 3-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team.OSU (14-0, 1-0) earned its first Big Ten win Tuesday, topping Purdue (10-4, 0-1), 78-69, in West Lafayette, Ind.A back-and-forth affair in the opening 20 minutes, OSU took a 34-33 lead into halftime after senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. hit a lay up just before the buzzer. Fellow senior guard Aaron Craft fired a pass to Smith Jr. from under the hoop on the play, one of Craft’s six assists in the half.After the break, the Buckeyes turned to junior forward LaQuinton Ross to carry them to victory.The Boilermakers center, sophomore A.J. Hammons, was a force inside, finishing the game with 18 points and 16 rebounds, but couldn’t match Ross, who poured in a career-high 25 points. He also collected 12 rebounds in the game.OSU’s big men, junior centers Amir Williams and Trey McDonald, combined for 21 minutes played and both picked up their third fouls in the first six minutes of the second half. That caused OSU coach Thad Matta to play Ross down low and guard Hammons.Ross played in the post for a majority of the second half, as Matta chose to play with the smaller lineup while OSU added to its lead.Williams and McDonald combined for only six points and four rebounds in the win.A tip-in by Hammons with just 1:38 left cut OSU’s lead to 69-64, but free throws by Craft, Ross, Smith Jr. and junior guard Shannon Scott helped put the game away.Craft finished with seven points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and four steals. Scott and Smith Jr. finished with 18 and 14 points, respectively.Up next, OSU is scheduled to return to the Schottenstein Center to take on Nebraska (8-4, 0-0) Jan. 4, 2014. Tipoff is set for noon. read more

Kilo of cannabis seized by gardaí and revenue in Portlaoise searches

first_img DRUGS GARDAÍ ALONG with revenue officers today arrested three people after searching two properties in the Portlaoise area. Around one kilo of cannabis with a street value of €20,000 was found during one of the searches. Gardai arrested a 22 year-old Lithuanian man, a 23 year-old Irish man and a 20 year old Polish man in relation to the find. A garda spokesman said: “All three prisoners were taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where they were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996.” Short URL 15,130 Views Image: Revenue https://jrnl.ie/4603902 Apr 23rd 2019, 6:51 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email Image: Revenue 26 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 6:50 PM Kilo of cannabis seized by gardaí and revenue in Portlaoise searches Three men were arrested.last_img read more

Last batch of reforms for Greece cleared paving the way for clean

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece is well and truly approaching the end of its international bailout, further signalled on Thursday with Greek lawmakers approving the last batch of economic reforms required by creditors.Voted in 154 to 144, the bill includes a number of reforms relating to pension cuts, health care and tax reforms.As the parliamentary debate took place ahead of the vote, some 3,000 people took to the streets of central Athens to protest the proposed reforms.Meanwhile later on Thursday, creditors also approved the release of an additional €1 billion in bailout funds for the payment of arrears.The bill was the last item on the agenda to be completed ahead of the scheduled meeting between the Greek government and eurozone finance ministers on 21 June, where they will come to a final deal on the country’s bailout exit strategy, due to take place on 20 August.Protesters chant slogans during an anti-austerity rally in Athens on Thursday. Photo: AAP via APGreece and its people have faced a turbulent eight years. Since 2009, the country has had to rely on emergency loans from international creditors, including eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund, along with a stream of cuts, privatisation, and structural reforms with an economy under strict supervision.With the exit now in sight, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was optimistic in his address in parliament.“Today’s parliamentary session is of a historic nature,” Mr Tsipras said.“After eight years we are voting on the last measures of the last review. We honoured our commitments, the credibility of the country has been restored.”The sentiment was shared by European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, but said the country would have to tread carefully.“Two months from now, Greece will complete its program,” he said.“It will be a delicate, yet perfectly doable exercise, provided that all parties show commitment and act responsibly,” by which he meant staying on course with the reforms in a bid to achieve economic growth.To finance itself, the country will have to borrow from international bond markets.“There needs to be an agreement on the debt measures,” Mr Dombrovskis said.“Upfront debt measures would be important for ensuring Greece’s gradual return to the markets.”So far the government has been resisting signing up for a backup loan in its transition, which would involve additional stringent austerity measures, and is instead pushing for a clean exit.last_img read more

Florinas Fasolada Festival drew 500 to celebrate a humble Greek soup at

first_imgOver 500 servings of fasolada (baked bean soup) were dished out by the volunteers of ‘Aristotelis’, Florina’s Cultural Centre in Melbourne. Once again, the Celebration of the Fasolada festival that has taken place at Whittlesea since 1992 drew crowds to the area to enjoy a Greek dish that has always had a place in people’s hearts.The celebration of the fasolada is a tradition of the community of Florina, a town in the northwest Macedonia. Taking the podium, Mr Michael Velianis, President of the cultural centre, said that the custom dates back to the liberation of Florina in 1912, and he expressed the hope that the tradition would continue for many more years to come.READ MORE: Enjoy fasolada soup – a recipe for the soulOn his part, Panagiotis Tsalakopoulos noted that there were few young people present at the event. “We want young people to participate. Youth must return to the (Greek Australian) associations,” he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego

first_img Explore Our Changing Planet On the Go With Google Earth TimelapseGoogle Earth Takes You On ‘Voyage Through Black History’ Stay on target Master criminal Carmen Sandiego has been been evading detection since 1985.A new Google Earth game, though gives ’90s gumshoes and modern explorers a chance to find the gentleman thief.In “The Crown Jewels Caper,” Google pays homage to Brøderbund’s original educational mystery video games—and the edutainment franchise they spawned.Rife with puns, rhymes, and alliteration, the 1980s computer series focused on teaching children geography; players followed clues, tracking and apprehending Carmen Sandiego’s henchmen, before eventually bagging the crime boss herself.Carmen Sandiego is on the run again (via Google Earth)“Like many of my friends, I spent much of my time in the ’90s obsessing over ‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?’” Google Earth Program Manager Vanessa Schneider wrote in a blog post.“But Carmen Sandiego was more than just fun facts for children and adults alike,” she continued. “The globe-trotting game taught me the world was bigger than my couch, and got me excited to learn about new cultures and customs.”The titular character went on to star in four TV shows—including the classic game show that taught me everything I know about the world map—and a series of books.Now, she’s on the run again in Google Earth’s collaboration with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—the first in a series of Carmen Sandiego games slated for the satellite map.“It’s for all those gumshoes who grew up with the chase, and for the next generation feeling that geography itch for the first time,” Schneider said.Your mission, should you choose to accept it… (via Google Earth)To get your assignment, look for the special edition Pegman icon in Google Earth for Chrome, Android, and iOS.Good luck, super sleuths!Netflix resurrected that iconic scarlet coat and fedora early this year in the animated TV series Carmen Sandiego.The global chase, featuring Carmen (Gina Rodriguez), her friend Player (Finn Wolfhard), and the famous V.I.L.E. Training Academy for Thieves, began streaming in January.More on Geek.com:Google Earth Takes You On ‘Voyage Through Black History’Google Earth Brings Beatlemania To a Computer Near YouMario Replaces the Google Maps Arrow for National Mario DayWeird Sh*t Discovered With Google Mapslast_img read more

Will Nirav Modis extradition be quicker than Vijay Mallyas

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:48Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:48?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) feel that fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s extradition will be a lot faster than that of Vijay Mallya, who was also hiding out in the United Kingdom. Modi was arrested in London on Tuesday and produced at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He was denied bail even though his lawyer George Hepburne Scott tried to post it at 500,000 pounds (Rs 4.5 crore).According to a report by The Times of India, the CBI and ED officials feel that they can get Modi to India in six months. Both the Indian and the UK authorities have called Modi’s arrest as a “big success”.To make the extradition process easier and more efficient, CBI and ED have filed a chargesheet detailing every illegal transaction, fake letters of undertaking, bank transactions and emails. The chargesheet also talks about Modi’s use of shell companies across the world for bank transfers. In addition to this, there is strong evidence of Rs 6,400 crore of the Rs 7,000 crore taken from Punjab National Bank.After the arrest warrant was issued against Modi, his lawyers had arranged for the billionaire to be arrested at a police station on March 25. They did not expect him to be arrested so soon. Modi was taken into custody on Tuesday when he was trying to open an account at Metro Bank and a teller recognised him and alerted the police. Modi was allegedly trying to open the account with a revoked passport and his council tax bill as ID proof, reports TOI.The rejection of Modi’s bail plea was on the grounds of him being a flight risk. His advocate argued, “he has done everything he can to be visible to demonstrate his keenness to fully cooperate. He is paying his council tax and has a national insurance number and he is living openly.””He was even written to by the electoral services inviting him to register to vote so officials were fully aware of his address. He has lived at Centre Point over a year. He is the opposite of a flight risk. The Home Office has one of his passports and the other is with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). His personal assistant, who is in court, can give evidence and once it is back he will surrender it. These are the only travel documents he has,” Scott was quoted as saying by TOI. Closecenter_img Nirav Modi’s Rs 100 crore seaside bungalow in Alibaug demolishedlast_img read more