PNB scam: UK govt approves Nirav Modi's extradition to India


New Delhi, Apr 16 (IANS): In a major boost to the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, sources said on Friday.

"The UK Home Secretary has approved the extradition request of Nirav Modi," a CBI source related to the probe told IANS.

Asked how long will it take for the CBI will bring back the businessman, who has been lodged in a prison in London since his arrest in March 2019, the source said that if Nirav Modi files an appeal, then it may take some time.

On February 25 this year, a UK court allowed the extradition of Nirav Modi in the Rs 13,500 crore PNB scam case.

The District Judge at the Westminster Magistrates' Court, Samuel Goozee, accepted the prima facie evidence against Nirav Modi for money laundering, saying: "Many of these are a matter for trial in India. I am satisfied again that there is evidence that he could be convicted," according to reports.

The CBI had then dubbed the UK court judgement as a "significant" achievement in its efforts to curb corruption.

The CBI in a statement had said that the UK court ruling is "a reminder that fugitives, who have eluded the process of law after commission of large value frauds, cannot consider themselves above the process merely because they have changed jurisdictions".

Nirav Modi was arrested on an extradition warrant on March 19, 2019, on charges of money laundering, conspiring to destroy evidence and intimidating witnesses.

He is facing a probe by the CBI for a large-scale fraud upon PNB through fraudulently obtaining LoUs or loan agreements. He is also being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a case relating to the laundering of the proceeds of that fraud.

Meanwhile, he also faces two additional charges of "causing disappearance of evidence" and "intimidating witnesses" or "criminal intimidation to cause death", which were added to the CBI case.

The ED has attached several assets of Nirav Modi running into crores of rupees in connection with the case.

Nirav Modi's uncle, Mehul Choksi of the Geetanjali group, who is believed to be in Antigua, is also being probed in connection with the case.

 

 

  

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  • Hamdan, Udupi/Dubai

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    Even last time same news was rolling and today too because its ELECTION waves. Every election this or the other topic arise and bhakts say PAPA has done it and again this will continue until next election.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    Shhh.... Keep it secret........Nirav Modi is coming to Ghar vapsi ...and he will stay with A.....S........

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    May be his wife some where settled in USA. Take action and seize her all asset as well.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    I wish this chota modi ... doesn't join any political party to pursue desh seva....& nation building...!!!! may be he may pursue some lucrative exporting business...

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    People have lost interest in Nirav Modi's case now. Our children also may forget the case when real extradition takes place. It is better to start extradition process of grandchildren of Nirav Modi now, so that when actual extradition takes place, they will be of right age.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    He will approach Mallya mam...And Mallya mam will say ..kayin bhivche nakkare ...havn assa nave...

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    We in Mumbai are keenly awaiting the arrival of this flamboyant fugitive Nirav Modi, a special cell at Arthur Road Jail, has been prepared for his special comfort !!!! Make no mistake Vijay Mallya, M. Choksi, Zakir Naik, and numerous other luminaries, who fled, will be certainly dragged back to India... There days of retribution is near !!!!!!

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  • Wilfred Fernandes, Vamadapadavu/Dubai

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    During the Last General Elections, the Govt. made preparation for a special cell in the Arthur Jail in Mumbai. The Elections are over, Vijay Mallya case files closed. Now the files will open during the Election campaign for next General Elections. Same thing will happen in the case of Nirav Modi too.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    Nancy, Belman Franco is from your Community ...

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    So what?. He is a rapist.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    True....cannot be hidden this...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    Jossey sir, smart yaar you are ! Franco doesnt belong to your community? Accept the truth whatever he has done...good people your community bad people belman/kirem community...wah bhai wah...chakkaaas🤣🤣🤣

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    He will be sent to biriyani and mushroom section of the jail.

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Priti Patel is the home secretary of UK & she being a gujju herself won't do injustice to another gujju. He will remain in UK 🙆‍♂️

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    We have one modi here to loot india don't need another 🤦‍♂️

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Extradition is approved but question remains how long it may take to recover cheated funds and assets. Also, the question of Kingpin Vijay Mallyas extradition or recover stolen wealth !

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    He wont come here....same thing they said last year also....diversion ahead....be careful

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Modi is like a - Green Card for Happiness ...

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    "If Nirav Modi files an appeal, then it may take some time". this will not happen as long as our FEKU is at the helm.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    this type of news is appearing repeatedly without any sign of this looter appearing in India... this time this news seems to be planted to offset world record of 2 lakh daily infections....

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Once he lands in India. Then it will be an achievement for the Central Govt. They will try everything to keep delaying his extradition as this will mean victory for BJP Govt which can't be digested by the so called secular and liberals under whose government this Guy conned the bank.

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Clever man ! enjoyed life with GALS !! now he is nothing to loose ! every penny will be paid by the TAX PAYERS !

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  • CA Girish, Sudan/Athrady

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    That's the Modi power. Lutyens Delhi will be wondering

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    CA Girish, The power you mention here doesn't work in Sudan........!!!!!!!!

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad kudla, odipu, kasrod

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    modi hai toh mumkin hai, I know Narendra Modi would accomplish this using his politics powers. har har modi, ghar ghar modi

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    UK Government had also approved Vijay Mallya's extradition to India ...

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Gujaratis, àre very good for putting Topi.

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  • Sagar, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Even parbhus

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  • Lata, Ullal

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    They are great cheaters. Shameless people.

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Sat, Apr 17 2021

    Good to see that so many people are agree

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  • Shenoy, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    cheated thousands of gulf slaves at Mira Road

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Just like Franco

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  • Nayan, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Better than working like slaves at gulf.

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  • Guru, Mulki

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Exactly. I would prefer to die than washing toilet at gulf.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    So may of BJP’s doctors, lawyers and professors are in gulf and other western countries more than any party abandoning thier Swami Guru Modi and cleaning toilets and licking feet as thier tradition, culture and duty since British times.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Nothing new. Old wine in new bottles. BJP is dwelling as usual in hyped news to keep itself in fore front in media. People are getting bored with this same old broken record and losing faith in BJP’s fake news media. BJP exposing itself fake repeatedly.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Warm welcome to Apna Bharat that too Gujarat home

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