Nirav Modi can be extradited from Hong Kong, Chinese foreign ministry assures

If India makes request to the HKSAR, the HKSAR will follow the basic law and relevant laws and under relevant judicial agreements with India with the relevant issue

The Hush Post: In a big relief to India, China on Monday said that India can coordinate with Hong Kong — which is China’s Special Administrative Regions — to seek extradition of fugitive Nirav Modi.

A Chinese spokesperson has said: “If India makes relevant request to the HKSAR, we believe the HKSAR will follow the basic law and relevant laws and under relevant judicial agreements with India with the relevant issue.”

Modi, against whom non-bailable warrants have been issued, is wanted in connection with the Rs 12,700-crore fraud at the PNB. He is currently in Hong Kong.

Earlier, Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh told Parliament last week that “the ministry has already sought provisional arrest of Nirav Modi and has asked the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the People’s Republic of China.”

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang while speaking to the media in Beijing said that “according to the one country two systems and basic law of the HKSAR, under the authorisation of the central government, HKSAR can make a procedural arrangement on judicial mutual assistance with other countries.”

 

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