Indian diamond billionaire Nirav Modi tracked down to swanky London apartment

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar

Gandhi's jibe came after a United Kingdom media report claimed that Nirav Modi, wanted in India in the Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case, has been living openly in a swanky 8-million pound apartment in London's West End and is running a new diamond business just yards away.

The opposition attack came after a video released by the UK's The Telegraph newspaper showed Nirav Modi walking freely on the London streets.

The CBI is awaiting a response on its extradition request which was sent to the United Kingdom through the External Affairs Ministry in August past year after the confirmation from London that Mr. Modi was in their country, agency spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said.

India made a request to extradite the 48-year-old from Britain last August but the matter remains in the hands of the home secretary and the home office has so far refused to confirm or deny if it has received any such request.

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The Indian authorities accused Modi and his uncle, Mehul Choksi, of fraudulently getting Punjab National Bank Letters of Undertakings, then using these to take out loans from overseas branches of Indian banks in February 2018. 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. He added that all necessary steps are being taken for his extradition. As soon as he is caught, a joint team of CBI and ED is likely to send a team to London to assist in the extradition trial. He alleged that Modi had snatched people's money from ordinary people and gifted them to Nirav Modi.

The daily said it had tracked him down to a three-bedroom apartment, which occupies half of a floor at the landmark Centre Point tower block, in London's West End.

"The business, which was incorporated last May, is linked to his flat in Centre Point although he is not listed as a director at Companies House", the Telegraph reported, wondering how Modi's presence remained unnoticed by the British authorities.

Modi started his new diamond business, nearby his luxury apartment, in May 2018. The Telegraph has also learned from a source in the British government that Nirav has been assigned a National Insurance number by the Department for Work & Pensions, and he is able to operate online bank accounts in the UK. He is also seen avoiding every question posed at him, saying "no comment".

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