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India seeks celebrity jeweller Modi’s extradition from Britain

Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi (centre) is wanted over an alleged massive bank fraud. He is pictured with Naomi Watts (left) and Deborra-Lee Furness (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian authorities said on Monday (20) they have asked Britain to extradite fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi after he was seen there. Modi, who is allegedly at the centre of a $1.8 billion fraud, fled India in February and has since been linked to several countries. But a Central Bureau of Investigation spokesperson told AFP: “We received confirmation from Britain through our Interpol channels that Nirav Modi has been seen there.” The bureau was also in contact with the United States, France, Singapore, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong as it launched a global hunt for the tycoon. The fraud…

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