Mumbai, Aug. 13 -- The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday approached the sessions court in Mumbai to extradite the brother of Nirav Modi, one of the key accused in the Rs.14,000-crore fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB). Nehal Modi is accused of money laundering and destruction of evidence.

Nehal is believed to be in the United States of America.

Appearing for the ED, public prosecutor Kavita Patil on Tuesday moved a plea for Nehal's extradition before the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court, which is assigned to hear cases filed against Nirav and his uncle Mehul Choksi, the other prime accused in the PNB case.

In its charge sheet, filed earlier this year, the ED had alleged that Nehal had attempted to influence,...