Arrest warrants against Nirav Modi | London police issues arrest warrants against fugitive diamantaire

The Hush Post | 10:10 pm | one-minute read

Nirav Modi, the fugitive diamantaire faces possible arrests in the UK as London police has issued arrest warrants against him.

Nirav Modi can be arrested anytime in the next few days following the Enforcement Directorate’s request for his extradition in August 2018. The home secretary of UK, Sajid Javid has signed on the extradition request.

After his arrest, a trial in the Westminster court will start against him. London will issue an order to extradite him to India if the court decides. However, Nirav Modi can challenge the order. This may take a long time.

Nirav Modi along with his uncle Mehul Choksi are the prime accused in the Rs. 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam. The scam involves fake guarantees in the name of state-run lender to secure loan overseas. Before the CBI’s investigation, both of them left India in January 2018.

A reporter from a British daily, The Telegraph, confronted Nirav Modi on the streets of London earlier this month. In a video shared by the newspaper, Modi was seen wearing an ostrich hide jacket, repeatedly saying “no comments” to all kinds of questions he was asked.

Nirav Modi has started his new diamond business in Soho, a part of posh West End area in London. Also, Nirav Modi has been given a national insurance number needed to work in UK legally. He is operating an online bank account in the UK.

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