New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said the government of United Kingdom has sent extradition request for Nirav Modi to a UK court for further proceeding.
In a Tweet, ED said, “The UK Central Authority of Home Office has confirmed that the Extradition Request has been sent to the Westminster Magistrate Court for the District Judge for further proceedings.”
The ministry of external affairs had sent 2 request- one from ED and other from CBI– to UK govt in July of 2018.
The ministry of external affairs spokesperson reacting to a question in his weekly presser said, “You are aware we had made a request based on information received by ED and CBI. We had made a request for extradition in August last year. The UK still considering our request for extradition of Nirav Modi”.
Britain’s the telegraph had spotted him walking on a London street and in response to all the question posed by the newspaper’s reporter responded by saying he has no comments.
He is said to have been living in a 3 bedroom flat in London, the cost of which is around 17000 pounds. He was spotted wearing an Ostrich hide jacket worth 9 lakh rupees.
Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are involved in over Rs 13000 crore scam by duping state-owned Punjab National Bank(PNB). While Nirav Modi fled to the UK, Choksi fled to the Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda and took its citizenship.
(Written by Siddhant Sibal)