Nirav Modi located in UK, says VK Singh, claims extradition request under consideration to bring economic offender to India

New Delhi: British authorities have informed India that bank fraud fugitive Nirav Modi is living in the United Kingdom, the government has said. Replying to a question, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh told Rajya Sabha that National Central Bureau of Manchester conveyed to Indian agencies that their investigations have led to the location of Nirav Modi in the UK.

 Nirav Modi located in UK, says VK Singh, claims extradition request under consideration to bring economic offender to India

A file image of Nirav Modi. News18

"In August 2018, the government sent two requests, one from the CBI and the other from the Enforcement Directorate, to the authorities of the UK seeking the extradition of Nirav Modi to India," he said. He said the requests are presently under the consideration of the authorities concerned of the UK.

In June, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had written to several European countries seeking help in tracing Nirav Modi. Nirav Modi is wanted in connection with Punjab National Bank fraud case.

Updated Date: Dec 28, 2018 23:01:46 IST