Fugitive Nirav Modi spotted in London: New look, £8-million flat and a new diamond business

first_img Munish Chandra Pandey MumbaiMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 13:24 IST In the two-minute video of Nirav Modi on Twitter, he can be seen dodging questions. (Photo:The Telegraph)HIGHLIGHTSNirav Modi now involved in a new diamond business In the video clip, Nirav Modi dodges all questionsNirav Modi is one of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scamFugitive billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scam, has been tracked down to the United Kingdom.The 48-year-old most wanted man now lives in an 8 million pound apartment in London’s West End and is now involved in a new diamond business, UK-based newspaper The Telegraph has reported.As per the report, rent of the three-bedroom flat, occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block, is estimated to cost £17,000/month or Rs 15 lakh.The UK daily has also released a video of Nirav Modi walking freely on the streets of London. Sporting a handle-bar moustache, wearing an Ostrich Hide jacket,estimated to cost 10,000 pounds, Nirav Modi is no longer bald.Exclusive: Telegraph journalists tracked down Nirav Modi, the billionaire diamond tycoon who is a suspect for the biggest banking fraud in India’s historyhttps://t.co/PpsjGeFEsy pic.twitter.com/v3dN5NotzQThe Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 8, 2019As he is confronted by the newspaper over various allegations levelled against him, Nirav Modi says “no comments” and continues to smile.The report says despite his bank accounts being frozen by the Indian authorities and an Interpol red notice being issued for his arrest, Modi is involved in a new diamond business based in London.A source has told the the UK daily that Modi had been given a National Insurance number by the Department for Work and Pensions, meaning he can legally work in Britain, and has used British bank accounts.advertisementThe intel agencies had earlier provided input the Nirav Nodi had changed his appearance to disguise people. Then and now: Handlebar moustache, grey beard, India’s most wanted man Nirav Modi has been spotted in London in a new avatar.The MOST WANTED MANAn extradition request against Nirav Modi is pending since September last year before the UK authorities.The investigative agencies told India Today that they are not happy with the UK authorities over the developments in connection with Nirav Modi’s extradition.”After a Red Corner Notice was issued against Modi, we sent an extradition request to UK authorities with his address. The authorities were expected to provisionally arrest Modi so that judicial process can start but till date no action has been taken,” said a senior officer.The senior officials of the Enforcement Directorate also sent multiple reminders to the UK authorities to arrest Nirav Modi, but no action was taken.Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached properties of Nirav Modi worth Rs 147.72 crore in connection with the Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.The ED had registered a money laundering case against Nirav Modi and others on February 15, 2018.Allegedly, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and others committed the offence of cheating against Punjab National Bank in connivance with certain bank officials by fraudulently getting the LOUs issued without following prescribed procedure and caused a wrongful loss to the bank.Several properties in India and abroad worth Rs 1,725.36 crore were also attached earlier. In addition, gold, diamond, bullions, jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 489.75 crore belonging to Nirav Modi Group were also seized.A prosecution complaint has been filed in this case against Nirav Modi and others for the offense of money laundering.ALSO READ | Boom! And Nirav Modi’s Rs 100-crore bungalow is goneALSO WATCH | Nirav Modi spotted roaming freely on London streetsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySumeda Tags :Follow Nirav Modi Fugitive Nirav Modi spotted in London: New look, £8-million flat and a new diamond businessFound freely roaming on London streets, Nirav Modi has changed his looks and cannot be easily recognised. When asked whether he has urged Britain to grant him asylum, Nirav Modi says “no comments”.advertisementlast_img read more

FINISH FOR THE HISTORY RK Vardar with 8 to Szeged

Ten-minutes explosion in Skopje put RK Vardar eight goals ahead of MOL Pick Szeged 31:23 (14:12). It was 23:21 in 49th minute, when any victory by home team was in question, but then frenetic fans at “Jane Sandanski” made amazing pressure on the Hungarian champions, which lost their heads in the most important moments.RK Vardar goalkeeper Dejan Milosavljev had some important saves (10 in total), while Dainis Kristopans and Igor Karacic was the most important part of the winning squad who is on the good way to reach the third Final4 tournament in a row.This was the last home match in “golden era” of RK Vardar since Sergey Samsonenko announced leaving club at the end of the season.Vardar-Szeged 31-23 (14-12)Vardar: Dainis Kristopans 8, Igor Karacic 8, Stas Skube 6, Timur Dibirov 4, Rogerio Ferreira 3, Ivan Cupic 1, Sergei Gorbok 1.Szeged: Bence Banhidi 5, Jonas Källman 3, Zsolt Balogh 3, Dean Bombac 3, Jorge Maqueda 2, Richard Bodo 2, Stefan Sigurmannsson 2, Mario Sostaric 2, Joan Cañellas 1. RK Vardar ← Previous Story Veselin Vujovic resigns as RK Zeleznicar Nis coach Next Story → VIDEO: About last night in Skopje read more