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British agency says Nirav Modi located in the UK: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi is wanted for allegedly defrauding the Punjab National Bank.

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British authorities have told India Nirav Modi, the fugitive diamond merchant wanted for allegedly defrauding the Punjab National Bank, is living in the UK, the government has said.

V K Singh, minister of state for external affairs, told Rajya Sabha on Friday the National Central Bureau of Manchester has said an investigation led it to Modi’s location in the UK.

"In August 2018, the government sent two requests, one from the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) 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

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First Published: Dec 28 2018 | 10:32 PM IST

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