PNB scam: UK authorities confirm Nirav Modi’s presence in country, CBI files for extradition

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Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, is in the United Kingdom (UK), the officials there have confirmed to India.

As per the sources, the CBI has moved an extradition request to London through proper channels.  

According to a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official, the UK authorities confirmed Nirav Modi’s presence in the country on Sunday via mail responding to the diffusion notice by the probe agency to the Interpol.

Earlier this month, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh had informed Parliament that the government had sent a request to the UK for extraditing Nirav Modi.

India had cancelled the passport of Nirav Modi, but that hasn’t stopped Nirav Modi from travelling to various countries.

Nirav, along with his uncle Mehul Choksi, is being probed in the fraud case by the CBI.

Nirav, along with his family, left India weeks before the details of the fraud came to light in January.