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Nirav Modi case: India awaiting response from Hong Kong

Nirav Modi case: India awaiting response from Hong Kong

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Billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi (R) shakes hands with TRH Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. A day after a massive $1.8 billion fraud was unearthed in a PNB branch in Mumbai, the Enforcement Directorate launched a nationwide raid on Modi
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India has requested Hong Kong to arrest fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi and is awaiting for a response from the authorities there, a senior official said here on Thursday.
"We have requested the authorities in Hong Kong to surrender Nirav Modi," External Affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a media briefing here.
"There is an agreement between India and Hong Kong about surrender of fugitive offenders," he said.. "We are still awaiting a response."
Kumar also informed that, according to the Indian mission there, the Department of Justice is examining India's request for provisional order for Modi's arrest.
Diamond jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi have been accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank (PNB) of Rs 12,600 crore, with Rs 1,300 crore being added to the fraud kitty on February 26.
Parliament was earlier informed that Modi is present in Hong Kong.
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