A local city court on Tuesday issued a non-bailable warrant, the first in the Rs 400-crore Citibank customer fraud, against the 57-year-old mother of Shivraj Puri, the prime accused in the case.
Deeksha Puri is a co-accused in the fraud along with her parents Prem Nath Puri (92) and Sheila Puri (87) as their accounts were used by Shivraj Puri for routing the money of corporate entities and high networth investors.
Now, the Gurgaon police can arrest Puri's mother from any state of the country without taking due permission of the respective state.
The police had issued summons to the former Citibank relationship manager's mother and father Raghuraj Puri (60), who is the executive director of foreign exchange firm Normans Martin, in January asking them to participate in the investigation but they did not appear and went underground.
The names of Puri's relatives, except Raghuraj, find a mention in the FIR filed at the DLF police station on the complaint of the Citibank associate vice-president Binu Soman.