UK assured us of financial offenders getting extradited at earliest: Ministry of Exterior Affairs

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NEW DELHI: Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi and different Indian financial offenders in the UK shall be extradited on the earliest. The UK has assured India that it’ll assist in the early extradition of financial offenders.

UK House Secretary Priti Patel has already ordered the extradition of fugitive diamond service provider Nirav Modi and he’s looking for to attraction towards the orders. MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi informed reporters right here that throughout the India-UK summit in Might, London assured to assist in the extradition of financial offenders.

“The problem of extradition of financial offenders was mentioned on India-UK digital summit on Might 4. The UK facet conveyed that there are some authorized hurdles due to the character of the felony justice system within the UK. They’re conscious of the problem and they’ll do no matter attainable to be sure that these persons are extradited on the earliest,” he stated.

Referring to the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi, the spokesperson stated, “We’ll proceed to make all efforts to make fugitives face justice in India”.

“As regards the precise case of Mehul Choksi, I haven’t got any specific replace this week. He stays within the custody of Dominican authorities and sure authorized proceedings are underway. As for Nirav Modi, you’re conscious that on April 15 this 12 months UK secretary of state had ordered his extradition to India. We perceive Nirav Modi is looking for to attraction towards this resolution. He stays within the custody of UK authorities. In respect of Vinay Mishra we haven’t any data,” he stated.

Nirav Modi and Choksi, each of whom have dedicated financial institution frauds, are attempting to evade Indian safety companies. Whereas Nirav stays in custody, Choksi is going through court docket proceedings in Dominica the place he illegally entered from Antigua. India says he’s an Indian citizen and must be handed over to India

Vijay Mallya is one other financial fugitive who’s out on bail within the UK.

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