Nirav Modi Arrested In London

LONDON

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case, was arrested today by Scotland Yard in London.

The arrest came days after a London court issued an arrest warrant against him in response to a request by the Enforcement Directorate for his extradition in a money laundering case.

“He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrate’s Court today,” the statement added.

The location of the arrest indicates that Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam case, was arrested from where he is believed to have been living in a plush apartment in Centre Point in the West End.