Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi flees to UK claiming political asylum- Report

NEW DELHI:Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweller at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case, has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials.

Britain’s Home Office said it does not provide information on individual cases.

Nirav Modi could not be contacted by Reuters for comment on the FT report.

Modi and Choksi have denied any wrongdoing.

Last month, senior executives at the bank were accused by the police, in a chargesheet filed in court, of misleading the central bank in late 2016 over the lender’s handling of the financial messaging system and credit guarantees that were at the centre of the fraud.

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