The offender of Rs 11,000 crore PNB Scam, Nirav Modi have been tracked in Hong Kong and the Ministry of External Affairs have asked the Hong Kong authorities to surrender the businessman so that the further actions could be taken against the defaulter.
Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs said, “We are aware of the written reply submitted to parliament which shared that Nirav Modi is in Hong Kong. Have requested Hong Kong authorities to surrender Nirav Modi”.
He further added, “There is an agreement between India and Hong Kong about the surrender of fugitive offenders. We are still awaiting a response. So far, we have not received any information about Nirav Modi or about his arrest from the Hong Kong authorities”.
Before the Punjab National bank (PNB) would detect the fraud, the duo Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi flee away outside the country in early January and were unable to come under the grab of further investigations.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government has to bring Nirav Modi back to India for facing the law and orders.
He said, “Law is doing its work. our government’s commitment is firm and we have no option but to get him back in India. Every possible steps are being taken by the government”.
The CBI had already done its investigation and asked the information of the overseas account from United Kingdom with the request of freezing the account.
An official said, “Over 30 banks accounts have been identified so far and efforts are under way to freeze them, disallowing the accused from withdrawing the funds that are currently under investigation”.