Which Indian doesn’t know Nirav Modi? He is the jeweler accused of Rs 13,000 crore PNB fraud. He recently travelled on his Indian passport on June 12, as he took a Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels.
The Indian officials confirmed this news after confirming with the European immigration authorities. However, Nirav Modi’s passport was revoked on February 24 by the Indian authorities. Later, the CBI moved the Interpol on June 11 for a red corner notice against Nirav Modi, after a chargesheet was filed against him.
On being asked for how he could be traveling across London with a revoked Indian passport, a foreign ministry spokesperson said, “We will know how he is travelling only when we are informed by (investigating) agencies.”
The next course of action involves the registering of Modi’s passport details in the international police body’s database of lost or cancelled passports which imposes travel restrictions. ED will take a major step to stop the movement of Nirav Modi from and between different countries. It will file extradition requests with multiple countries to curb his movement. The ED has already attached Modi’s assets in India worth Rs 3,000 crore.
According to reports, Modi has a Singaporean passport, a Moroccon passport, in addition to the Indian passport.
The CBI and the ED registered separate cases of fraud and money laundering against Modi in February, soon after he fled the country with his family members when PNB reported the scam to the agencies.
According to rumours, Modi had visited London with an aim to obtain long-term visa, thereby protecting and saving himself from any movement hampering acts by the Indian government. Seems like Modi is following Vijay Mallya who is also having a happy life because of the ILR indefinite leave to remain).
Well, if fugitives like these are roaming around freely, how easy it would be for anyone to walk in the footsteps of Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi?