Nirav Modi Seen Walking On London Street, Political Parties React: Updates

Nirav Modi Seen Walking On London Street, Political Parties React: Updates

Nirav Modi Seen Walking On London Street, Political Parties React: Updates

On February 26, the Enforcement Directorate attached properties of Nirav Modi and his associate companies to the tune of Rs 147 crore in connection with its ongoing probe into the case.

Mumbai: The sprawling seaside mansion of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the Dollars 2 billion PNB fraud case, was demolished Friday using explosives, Raigad District Collector Vijay Suryawanshi said.

An Indian diamond billionaire who is on the run after being accused of defrauding a state-run bank out of £1.5billion has been found in an apartment in London's West End.

The video shows Nirav Modi sporting a handle-bar moustache and wearing an expensive jacket, repeatedly saying "no comments" to a series of questions put to him by the newspaper's reporter, including whether he has sought asylum in the United Kingdom.

Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scam.

Besides, Choksi - now a citizen of Antigua & Barbuda, many celebrities, industrialists, top businessmen, film and television personalities own big and small properties on this picturesque stretch of central coastal Konkan region, barely an hour's boat ride from the mainland at Gateway of India.

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This is the first visual of the embattled diamond tycoon who fled India in January 2018, just before the PNB scam came to light. The Telegraph has also learnt from a well-placed government source that, Modi was given a national insurance number in recent months by the department for work & pensions and has been able to operate online bank accounts in the United Kingdom while wanted by Indian authorities. This would require an insurance number, which in turn would need clearance from the British government, which has so far failed to act on the Red Corner Notice.

Government sources in India said attempts are on to bring him back. "Our message is clear".

London's The Telegraph newspaper confronted him in the British capital and posed questions on his escape from India as well as India seeking his extradition. While slightly altering his appearance with a handlebar mustache, the man has been recorded strolling to and from his new business office in Soho, which specializes in the diamond trade.

Despite his bank accounts being frozen by the Indian authorities and an Interpol red notice being issued for his arrest, Modi, a diamond jeweller whose designs have been worn by Hollywood stars, is now involved in a new diamond business based in London, the report said.

In a two-minute clip shared by the newspaper, the billionaire, who is wanted in India in an alleged Rs. 13,000 crore bank fraud case, said "no comments" at least six times when pressed with questions from how long to he planned to stay in the United Kingdom to how much money he owed.

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