UK court extends fugitive Nirav Modi’s remand till July 25

A UK court today extended till July 25 the remand of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is wanted by Enforcement Department in connection with nearly 2 billion US Dollar Punjab National Bank fraud and money laundering case. 

The 48-year-old, who fights his extradition from Britain to India has been behind bars at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March.

The UK High Court on June 12 rejected Nirav’s bail application, his fourth attempt to get bail. An arrest warrant was issued against him in May and then a second one in July last year, with an extradition request made to the UK authorities in August 2018.

Nirav appeared via video link from prison for a routine remand hearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London today.

He was arrested by uniformed Scotland Yard officers on an extradition warrant on March 19 and has been in prison since.

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