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QUESTION NO.1609 EXTRADITION OF NIRAV MODI

December 27, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1609
TO BE ANSWERED ON 27.12.2018

EXTRADITION OF NIRAV MODI

1609. SHRI RANJIB BISWAL:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) Whether Government of the United Kingdom has confirmed that jewellery designer Nirav Modi is in that country;

(b) If so, the details thereof;

(c) Whether Government proposes to formally move for his extradition;

(d) If so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) The steps taken, so far, to bring him back?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) & (b) As per information conveyed to National Central Bureau India by National Central Bureau Manchester, their investigations have led to the location of Mr. Nirav Modi in UK.

(c) to (e) In August 2018, Government sent two requests, one from CBI and the other from the Enforcement Directorate, to the authorities of the United Kingdom seeking the extradition of Mr. Nirav Modi to India. The requests are presently under the consideration of the concerned UK authorities.

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