A Letter Rogatory or letter of request is a formal request from a court to a foreign court for judicial assistance.
Mumbai: The special CBI court on Monday issued a Letter Rogatory (LR) — judicial request — to Singapore and the Kingdom of Bahrain against absconding jeweller, Nirav Modi, in the PNB fraud case. A Letter Rogatory or letter of request is a formal request from a court to a foreign court for judicial assistance.
Judge S.M. Azmi issued the LR on the request of the Enforcement Directorate. The judge in his order requested “the competent authority” in Singapore and Bahrain to examine facts and circumstances of the case, take steps as specified in the letter of request, forward all the evidence “so taken or collected to this court” and assist the officer of the ED to search and seize the properties of “the abovementioned accused, Nirav Modi”.