The government of India has sent a special request to the United Kingdom for extradition of Nirav Modi, the main accused in the PNB scam.
“An extradition request has been received in the Ministry of External Affairs from the Ministry of Home Affairs for the extradition of Nirav Modi from the United Kingdom (UK).
‘The request has been sent by a Special Diplomatic Bag to the High Commission of India in London for onward transmission to the UK authorities,” Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Retd) V K Singh told Rajya Sabha in a written reply on Thursday.
He also informed that the Ministry revoked the passport of Nirav Deepak Modi, as per the provisions of Section 10 (3) (c) of the Passports Act, 1967, on February 16, 2018.
This information was conveyed to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for onward transmission to the Interpol. Two Red Corner Notices dated June 29, 2018, have been subsequently issued against Nirav by the Interpol, the Minister said.
He, however, said the Ministry of External Affairs has no means to verify the travels, if any of Nirav Modi and the passport used for such travels by him.