Fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi could be arrested soon. According to news reports, Westminster Court has issued a provisional arrest warrant against Nirav Modi.
A provisional arrest warrant is a part of the procedure that has to be followed before intiating a formal extradition process.
According to TV reports, Nirav Modi could be produced in court on March 25.
Earlier, after Nirav Modi getting caught live on camera in London, Enforcement Directorate (ED) had said that the UK government has forwarded their extradition request to the court for further proceeding.
"The UK Central Authority of Home Office has confirmed that the extradition request has been sent to the Westminster Magistrate Court for further proceedings," ED had tweeted.
The UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid certified the extradition request for the fugitive diamantaire wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.
ED clarified that it had earlier sent Letter Rogatory (LR) to 18 countries. It added that acting on its July 2018 request for extradition to UK, its Home Ministry confirmed that the request was certified by the Home Secretary and sent to Westminster Magistrate Court for further proceedings.