The multibillionaire man, Nirav Modi, who was hunted by Indian investigators for over a year now, was seen strolling in the streets of London’s West End by a reporter from The Telegraph. A 2minute clip shared by the newspaper shows Nirav Modi, who is wanted in India for a Rs. 13,000 crore bank fraud case, said: “no comments” to questions for more than six times.
This 48-year-old most wanted man now owns and lives in an 8million pound apartment in London’s West End. Despite his bank accounts being frozen by the Indian authorities, he is said to be involved in a diamond business based in London.
He has been able to do so as he has been given a National Insurance number by the Department for Work and Pensions, which means he can legally work in Britain using British bank accounts. He has also changed his appearance to disguise people.
A day earlier, Nirav Modi’s illegal bungalow in Alibaug which was said to be of 33,000 square ft was demolished using explosives by the Indian authorities. In addition, gold, diamond, bullions, jeweler and other valuables worth Rs 489.75 crore belonging to Nirav Modi Group were also seized. Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are under investigation by both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ED. The ED has filed a money laundering case against them on February 15, 2018.
The senior officials of the Enforcement Directorate also sent multiple reminders to the UK authorities to arrest Nirav Modi, but no action was taken.