PNB scam accused fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi
PNB scam accused fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi

Twitterati react to #NiravModiInLondon

ANI | Updated: Mar 09, 2019 16:40 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 9 (ANI): After a video of Nirav Modi walking down a London street surfaced on social media on Saturday, twitterati were quick to take jabs at the fugitive billionaire, with #NiravInLondon going viral on Twitter.
The tweets made reference to Nirav’s expensive ostrich hide jacket, estimated to cost more than Rs. 9 lakh.
Comedian Atul Khatri wrote on Twitter, “I am sure all Gujju diamond merchants must be searching online how and where to buy an Ostrich Hide Jacket from. "Mane bhi joae chey" #NiravInLondon”

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah found Nirav’s jacket “simply hideous”.

Referring to Modi’s repetitive reply “Sorry no comment” on reporter’s questions, one user wrote, “When someone is asking, " How is your life? "Me: 😂 #niravmodi”

Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the PNB scam in India, was tracked down on Saturday to an 8-million pound apartment in London’s posh locality West End according to the Daily Telegraph.
An interview and a video with the wanted diamantaire published early Saturday in the British newspaper revealed that Modi has also started a new diamond business in Soho. The newspaper headlined its piece 'Exclusive: India's most wanted man Nirav Modi - accused of £1.5 billion fraud -living openly in London'.
The video shows Nirav Modi sporting a handle-bar moustache and wearing an expensive jacket, repeatedly saying “no comments” to a series of questions put to him by the newspaper's reporter, including whether he has sought asylum in the United Kingdom.
Modi is the subject of an extradition request by India, along with an Interpol Red Corner Notice being issued for the PNB scam accused. Modi is the prime accused in the Rs 13,000 crore PNB fraud, along with his uncle Mehul Choksi. Choksi was granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda on January 15, 2018, while Modi is in London.
Both Modi and Choksi left India in January last year before the PNB scam came out in the public. The duo has not returned to India despite repeated summons from probe agencies and courts. (ANI)