Nirav Modi arrested in London
March 21, 2019
Nirav Modi, the Indian businessman who is currently in exile in London, was arrested on Wednesday. The Enforcement Directorate has been investigating Modi’s case. He was arrested by officials from a metro station in London and later produced to court.
Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi was running a multi-millionaire diamond business in India. The duo duped state run Punjab National Bank for over Rs 13,000 crore and fled to the United Kingdom (UK) where Modi has citizenship. Last week, a video of Modi surfaced online where he was seen calm and refusing to answer the questions from a journalist of a leading media firm in UK. Reportedly, he was wearing a jacket that cost thousands of pounds. This infuriated many people who took to social media and other platforms to mock at the government for not taking necessary steps to bring him back for trial.
It’s amusing to see the BJP falling over itself to credit the PM with the Nirav Modi arrest while completely ignoring the fact that it was The Telegraph of London & it’s correspondent who found Nirav Modi, not the PM & his agencies-Omar Abdullah, Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
The UK government had already issued a warning against Modi after India’s request for his extradition. Reportedly, he stays in a very expensive home in the heart of London city and runs a business worth crores of rupees in collaboration with Mehul Choksi. Modi, who left India in 2018, is expected to be brought back soon to face trial.
“NiravModi arrested in London after @ttindia caught him in London with 10L jacket & 100 Cr house. Modi govt till then didn't respond to UK request for more info. Those expecting him to be brought here should recall that Mallya is enjoying life in London 18 months after arrest”, tweeted lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan.
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