CBI, ED Officials Going To London For Nirav Modi’s Extradition

NEW DELHI

A team of senior officers of both Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Directorate of Enforcement (ED) will be going to London next week and submit papers for Nirav Modi’s extradition, who was arrested today.

Senior officials of the probing agencies said today.

Nirav Modi, key accused of PNB scam, was arrested following the arrest warrants by the Westmnister court, a government functionary said.

He would to be produced in Westminster court at London, however likely to get bail.

Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are the prime accused in the Rs 13,000-crore Punjab National Bank scam involving fake guarantees in the name of the state-run lender to secure loans overseas.

Modi and his uncle Choksi left country in 2018 before the CBI registered a case against him.

Extradition process is lengthy procedure and it will take time to get him extradited to India and like Vijay Mallya, he also can approach to higher court in London for relief, an official who is privy to these developments in the Government setup said.