With election fast approaching, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has now written to several European countries seeking help in tracing bank fraud fugitive Nirav Modi.
While the Ministry of External Affairs has reiterated that Nirav Modi does not have more than one Indian passport in his possession, the MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that it has sent messages to all its missions abroad and make an effort to deny entry to Nirav Modi and inform India if he was residing there.
These past months, it has been reported in various media outlets that Nirav Modi may have visited the UK, France and Belgium.
Raveesh Kumar also said that Modi was issued a fresh passport only after his previous passport were physically cancelled.
The clarification came amid the reports that Nirav Modi had multiple passports.
Sources said Modi cannot be arrested abroad unless the Interpol issues a red corner notice against Modi.>