China: Hong Kong can take decision on Nirav Modi’s arrest


Beijing: China on Monday said that Hong Kong can agree to India’s request to arrest elusive Indian diamond merchant Nirav Modi based on local laws and mutual judicial assistance agreements.

India’s Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told parliament last week that the ministry has sought the provisional arrest of Nirav Deepak Modi by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the People’s Republic of China.

Asked about India’s request, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang stated to media that according to the one country two systems and basic law of the HKSAR, under the assistance and authorization of the central government, the HKSAR can make proper arrangement on judicial mutual assistance with other countries.

Modi, who is wanted in connection with the 12,700-crore scam at the Punjab National Bank, is reportedly in Hong Kong which is an especially administrative region of China.



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