Absconding Nirav Modi Tracked Down In London


London: Fugitive billionaire businessman Nirav Modi, who is wanted in India in connection with Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, has been reported to be living in London, according to a media report.

UK’s ‘The Telegraph’ newspaper has claimed that the fugitive billionaire diamantaire is reportedly living in a swanky 8-million pound apartment in London’s West End.Nirav Modi is said to have started a new diamond business there, according to the report.

The newspaper claimed that the 48-year-old businessman is currently living in a three-bedroom flat occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block. The rent in London’s West End is estimated to cost around 17,000 pounds a month.The newspaper also released a video in which Nirav Modi can be seen walking the London streets.

When quizzed, Nirav Modi can be heard saying “no comment” in the video released the newspaper.

He now sports a handlebar moustache and long hair. The revelation about the fugitive billionaire diamantaire came shortly after his 30,000 sq ft seaside mansion at Kihim beach in Maharashtra was demolished by the authorities using explosives.

Responding to a question on Nirav Modi on Saturday, Raveesh Kumar, MEA spokesperson, said, ”All necessary steps are being taken for the extradition of Nirav Modi. We have been aware of his presence in the UK. It (extradition request) is under their (UK Govt) consideration.’