In a major development, the Indian government has asked authorities in Hong Kong to arrest jeweller Nirav Modi.
Nirav Modi is said to be absconding now and probe agencies want him to join in the multi-crore PNB scam.
This is the first time that the whereabouts of Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are being talked about.
The two are wanted in the case of India’s biggest banking fraud at the country’s second-largest state lender.
The information has been confirmed by nonelessthan Minister VK Singh.
He said that the ministry has sought the provisional arrest of Nirav Deepak Modi by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China.
The Indian government has already revoked passports of Modi and Choksi, who both left India before the scandal emerged.
Both Modi and Choksi have both denied wrongdoing.>