Nirav Modi can be brought to India as UK judge says Arthur Road Jail is fit for the fugitive diamantaire

Feb 25, 2021

By: Navdeep Yadav

​Accepting the money laundering charges against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi…

The judge said Modi conspired to destroy evidence and intimidate witnesses

Modi appeared via video call from Wandsworth Prison in south-west London at Westminster Magistrates' Court

​Dismissing Modi's "mental health concerns," the judge said they are not unusual in a man in his circumstances

The judge ruled that Modi will be kept in Barrack 12 at Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai.

​District Judge Samuel Goozee delivering his judgment, said...

"I am satisfied that there is evidence that Mr Modi could be convicted"

​Nirav Modi is facing charges of fraud and money laundering… connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam of approximately $1.5 billion

​For more than two years, India has been trying to extradite Nirav Modi…

...who is fighting the legal battle in the UK against it

​After fleeing India in 2018…

Modi remained at undisclosed locations before he was traced in the UK in March 2019

Modi's previous attempts to secure bail from the court in the UK have failed repeatedly

Three of Nirav Modi's firms were allegedly involved in the PNB scam

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