Nirav Modi in London

According to a senior Enforcement Directorate official,The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary has referred India’s request for the extradition of Nirav Modi to a court there for initiating legal proceedings against him. In the first week of January last year, Nirav Modi had left the country along with his family members, days before the CBI registered cases against them.Nirav Modi is currently living in a three-bedroom flat occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block, where rent is estimated to cost 17,000 pounds a month, The Telegraph reported.The CBI has also filed charge sheets against Mr. Nirav Modi, Mr. Choksi and others in the two criminal cases. While yesterday the 33,000 square feet structure Nirav Modi’s posh bungalow on Kihim beach in Alibaug, Maharashtra was brought down using dynamites. The demolition follows a Bombay High Court order on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by non-profit Shamburaje Yuva Kranti in 2009. His bank accounts are frozen by the Indian authorities and an Interpol red notice is issued for his arrest. India is already pursuing the request for Mr. Choksi’s extradition from Antigua.