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Jun 12, 2018 02:59 PM IST | Economy

Nirav Modi is reportedly in the UK. Here is what his London store looks like

Indian-born diamond jewellery designer Nirav Modi has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials. Modi ranked #57 in the Forbes list of India's billionaires in 2017, is at the heart of a $2.2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

The Nirav Modi brand owns 16 stores in locations such as Delhi, Mumbai, New York, Hong Kong, London and Macau. The London store, is spread over 2,300 sq ft, was opened in September 2016.

The sumptuous ground floor of the Nirav Modi boutique in London, which is spread over four storeys. The diamantaire commissioned  French luxury interior design specialist Atelier Marika Chaumet to create a decidedly feminine look the store. (Image Credit: The Jewellery Editor)
The sumptuous ground floor of the Nirav Modi boutique in London, which is spread over four storeys. The diamantaire commissioned  French luxury interior design specialist Atelier Marika Chaumet to create a decidedly feminine look the store. (Image Credit: The Jewellery Editor)
The area of the Nirav Modi boutique reserved for private clients has a 1970s luxe vibe. (Image Credit: The Jewellery Editor)
The area of the Nirav Modi boutique reserved for private clients has a 1970s luxe vibe. (Image Credit: The Jewellery Editor)
The contemporary diamond jewels with exquisite designs, intricate patterns, with the lightest of touches, refer to their Indian roots. (Image Credit: The Jewellery Editor)
The contemporary diamond jewels with exquisite designs, intricate patterns, with the lightest of touches, refer to their Indian roots. (Image Credit: The Jewellery Editor)
This very modern diamond house, spread over four floors, makes Old Bond Street its eighth boutique, following on from Mumbai, New Delhi, Hong Kong and New York. (Image Credit: Wallpaper)
This very modern diamond house, spread over four floors, makes Old Bond Street its eighth boutique, following on from Mumbai, New Delhi, Hong Kong and New York. (Image Credit: Wallpaper)
Nirav Modi is probably the only jeweler on Bond Street to boast 50 patents and 300 copyrights, giving the jewels the X factor that makes them so very different. (Image Credit: Wallpaper)
Nirav Modi is probably the only jeweler on Bond Street to boast 50 patents and 300 copyrights, giving the jewels the X factor that makes them so very different. (Image Credit: Wallpaper)
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