Fugitive billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scam, has been tracked down to the United Kingdom.
The 48-year-old most wanted man now lives in an £8 million apartment in London’s West End and is now involved in a new diamond business, UK-based newspaper The Telegraph has reported.
The UK daily has also released a video of Nirav Modi walking freely on the streets of London.
With a handle-bar moustache, longer hair and a jacket, Nirav Modi is not easily recognisable.
As he is confronted by the newspaper over allegations levelled against him, Nirav Modi says “no comments” as he continues to smile.
The intel agencies had earlier provided input the Nirav Nodi had changed his appearance to disguise people.
The MOST WANTED MAN
An extradition request against Nirav Modi is pending since September last year before the UK authorities.
The investigative agencies told India Today that they are not happy with the UK authorities over the developments in connection with Nirav Modi’s extradition. After a Red Corner Notice was issued against Modi, we sent an extradition request to UK authorities with his address. The authorities were expected to provisionally arrest Modi so that judicial process can start but till date no action has been taken, said a senior officer.
The senior officials of Enforcement Directorate have sent multiple reminders to the UK authorities to arrest Nirav Modi, but no action has been taken.