- Extradition sought from UK, Belgium and few other countries: Officials
- Mumbai court had last week issued an arrest warrant against Nirav Modi
- Nirav Modi is main accused in the $2 billion PNB loan fraud case
The extradition has been sought by the ED from the UK, Belgium and a few other countries, officials said.
It has been sought on the basis of a recent charge-sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate against Nirav Modi and his family under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The Mumbai court had last week issued an arrest warrant with no provision of bail against Nirav Modi after taking congnisance of the charge-sheet.
Mr Modi, his uncle and jeweller Mehul Choksi and others are being probed by various agencies after the bank fraud came to light, following a complaint from Punjab National Bank (PNB) that they allegedly cheated the nationalised bank to the tune of over Rs 13,000 crore with the purported involvement of a few employees of the bank.
The CBI and the ED have registered two First Information Reports (FIRs) each in connection with the case. Both Mr Modi and Mr Choksi are said to have left the country before the criminal cases were filed against them.
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