Nirav Modi arrested in London, say British police

Nirav Modi arrested in London, say British police

London's Westminster court today remanded Punjab and National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi, 48, to custody, it was the first time the fugitive businessman was in court.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), arguing the case for his extradition to face the Indian justice system on behalf of the Indian government, had strongly opposed bail because Modi had deliberately evaded justice and not returned to India despite a series of criminal summons issued by Indian courts.

Fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi has been arrested in London's Holborn metro station.

The ED, early this month, had said that United Kingdom's home secretary Sajid Javid had referred India's request for extraditing Modi to a court for initiating legal proceedings against the diamantaire.

After the request letter of CBI to the International Police (INTERPOL), a red corner notice was issued under his name.

February 14, 2018: Punjab National Bank reached CBI to complain about Nirav Modi for illegally transferring about Rs11,000 crore of taxpayers' money overseas from its Mumbai branch. "The directorate has also been making necessary efforts for successful extradition of Nirav Modi", it said.

In the prison in south London, 48-year-old Modi's inmates will include the likes of alleged Dawood henchman Pakistani-origin Jabir Moti, now undergoing extradition proceedings to the US.

Eskom absolute liars, Stage 5 already implemented: Energy expert
Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan says South Africa's power systems are battling to keep up with demand . Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding imply shedding 5000 MW and 6000 MW respectively.

Turkey’s Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand
Burials for the victims began on Wednesday morning amid aggravation over the delay, as under Islam bodies are usually buried within 24 hours.

Malaysians killed, many injured by earthquake-triggered landslide on Lombok
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the disaster agency, said the two people who died were both Malaysians. The repeated earthquakes have also damaged 23,098 houses and forced 134,236 people to be displaced.

Indian authorities have been seeking Modi's arrest since February 2018, when they alleged companies he controlled defrauded the state-owned Punjab National Bank by using fake financial documents to get loans to buy and import jewels. An arrest warrant was issued against him two days ago on March 18.

Hence, it said, the extradition request for Modi could only be sent after a chargesheet was filed against him, which was done by the agency in May previous year.

"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", he tweeted.

Nirav Modi, who was living in a plush apartment in Centre Point in the West End until his arrest on Tuesday, was sent to prison on the eve of Holi.

The order apparently came in response to a request by the ED for his extradition to India.

The Modi government had drawn criticism when the PNB fraud hit headlines and it came to light that Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Chowksi had left the country after reported involvement in the PNB case.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Don’t get snowed by Trump’s supposed support for releasing the Mueller report
Mar 21, 2019 - 01:02
Trump tweeted about the poll Monday, indicating that "very few think [the investigation] is legit". That's not accurate, although Mueller reportedly did interview for the job of FBI Director.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Watch MSU Big Ten Title Game Online Free
Mar 21, 2019 - 00:59
Tillman made a foul shot and then converted a three-point play to give the Spartans a 27-10 lead with 7:42 left in the first half. In a lot of ways, this bracket feels very similar to the one that MI basketball won last season in order to reach the Final Four.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Twitter faces $250 million lawsuit over allegations it 'shadow bans' conservatives
Mar 20, 2019 - 01:26
Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit on Monday against Twitter and multiple Twitter users, alleging defamation, conspiracy, and negligence. Shadow banning allows users to post freely but no one else sees their messages.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Christchurch Shootings: Brenton Tarrant Appears in Court
Mar 20, 2019 - 01:20
He also livestreamed to the world in graphic detail his assault on the worshippers at Christchurch's Al Noor Mosque. Some of the officers involved in the operation were rural police officers who Ardern said "put New Zealand first".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Exynos 7884-powered Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russian Federation
Mar 20, 2019 - 01:14
It is likely that Samsung will bring Galaxy A20 to India as well, though we will have to wait for official confirmation. For camera duties, it offers a 13MP rear camera with F1.9 aperture and a 5MP front camera with face recognition.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paris Jackson fires back at reports she was rushed to hospital
Mar 20, 2019 - 01:14
Other sources close to TMZ say she was transported to a hospital and placed on 5150 hold and is now in stable condition. A documentary Leaving Neverland on Michael Jackson's life and his cases of child abuse has put him in negative light.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Activision and Tencent lift the lid on Call of Duty
Mar 20, 2019 - 01:01
Although it may not seem like it now, there was once a time when the Call of Duty name commanded respect rather than derision. As is the trend nowadays, Activision is teaming up with Chinese conglomerate Tencent to deliver the game.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man Hailed for Chasing Away New Zealand Mosque Attacker, Saving Dozens
Mar 19, 2019 - 02:13
It did not include specific details", she said, "Within two minutes of receipt it was conveyed directly to parliamentary security. He seemed to appreciate what he was facing and why he was there'. "On behalf of all New Zealanders, we grieve together.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Unfavorable Rating Climbs: Gallup
Mar 19, 2019 - 01:56
The fact that Republicans are more likely to have an opinion of her than Democrats helps explain her overall net-negative rating. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a news conference at the East Front of the Capitol, on February 7, 2019, in Washington.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple brings back iPad Air, revamps iPad Mini
Mar 19, 2019 - 01:40
Apple's newest slate combines the same 10.5-inch screen with its fastest A12 Bionic processor , making the old iPad Pro redundant. There are a few different ways to purchase your new iPad Pro, how you choose mostly depends on what's more convenient for you.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Raonic, Thiem into Indian Wells semi
Mar 19, 2019 - 01:38
Andreescu , who started the year ranked No. 152 in the world, became the first-ever wildcard champion at Indians wells. The Canadian overcame nerves, arm and leg issues in the final set to earn the first title of her fledgling career.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Zealand attack shows growing hostility to Islam: Erdoğan
Mar 19, 2019 - 01:18
The Turkish officials conveyed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "deep sorrow" over the recent bloody attacks. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump to GM: Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China
Mar 19, 2019 - 00:54
Almost 1400 people were employed at the Lordstown GM plant, but only 400 of those workers have accepted transfers to other plants. He said he was miffed that the Lordstown plant was closed earlier this month "when everything else in our Country is BOOMING".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zidane: "I'm Going To Count On Isco" For Remainder Of The Season
Mar 18, 2019 - 12:12
Zidane was never keen on signing Neymar during his first spell at the club and believes the huge transfer fee required to sign him, could be better spent elsewhere.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bale and Isco give Zidane winning start against Celta
Mar 18, 2019 - 11:28
But Zidane was back to his usual winning ways immediately, Isco and Gareth Bale handing his men a comfortable win. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding de Gea's current contract situation at Old Trafford.