Nirav Modi, the main accused in the PNB Fraud case. (Source: Nirav Modi’s Twitter Account)

Nirav Modi Located In U.K., Says Government

British authorities have informed India that bank fraud fugitive Nirav Modi is living in the U.K., the government has said.

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 U.K.

"In August 2018, the government sent two requests, one from the CBI and the other from the Enforcement Directorate, to the authorities of the U.K. seeking the extradition of Nirav Modi to India," he said.

He said the requests are under the consideration of the authorities concerned of the U.K. The Ministry of External Affairs had written to several European countries seeking help in tracing Nirav Modi, in June. Nirav Modi is wanted in connection with Punjab National Bank fraud case.

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