Herald: India working on expeditious extradition of Nirav Modi from UK: MEA

India working on expeditious extradition of Nirav Modi from UK: MEA

23 Mar 2019 05:59am IST
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23 Mar 2019 05:59am IST

PTI, NEW DELHI: Days after his arrest in London, India on Friday said it was working towards expeditious extradition of Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case.

Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry Raveesh Kumar also said that there was no delay in his arrest and that action was taken on completion of certain processes.

"There was no delay which can be attributed to our side. There were certain processes which had to be completed, and that is how he was arrested," he said at a media briefing. 

"Government of India is committed to expeditious extradition of Nirav Modi," he added.

Nirav Modi was arrested by British authorities in London on March 19. 

Kumar said the UK's Crown Prosecution Service informed India on March 18 that a senior district judge in the West Minister Magistrate's court issued an warrant against Nirav Modi.


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