New Delhi: Fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, is in the United Kingdom, the Interpol has confirmed, prompting the CBI to seek his extradition, officials said Monday.
According to a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official, the UK authorities confirmed Nirav Modi’s presence in the country Sunday through a mail on the basis of the diffusion notice issued against him by the probe agency to the Interpol.
The official also said the CBI sent an extradition request to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Monday. “The Home Ministry has also been requested to move its extradition request to the Ministry of External Affairs and through the MEA to the UK authority.”
Earlier August 2, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh informed Parliament that the government had sent a request to the UK for extraditing Nirav Modi.