"The Home Ministry has also been requested to move its extradition request to the Ministry of External Affairs and through the MEA to the UK authority."
Earlier on August 2, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh informed Parliament that the government had sent a request to the UK for extraditing Nirav Modi.
On July 2, the Interpol had issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Nirav Modi under money laundering charges levelled by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Nirav Modi along with his uncle Mehul Choksi of the Gitanjali group is being probed in the fraud case by the CBI and the ED.
The ED had, on May 24 and May 26, filed prosecution complaints or chargesheets against Choksi and Modi.
The court has taken cognisance of the chargesheets and issued non-bailable warrants against both of them.
Nirav Modi left India along with his family in the first week of January, weeks before the scam was reported to the CBI. His wife Ami, a US citizen, left on January 6 and Choksi on January 4.
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