Fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi sent to judicial custody by a UK court on Tuesday till May 11. After this, his case will hear through video link for five days.
Nirav Modi accused in the fraud and money-laundering case of two billion dollars (more than fourteen thousand crore rupees) loan from Punjab National Bank in India. Also, he has been declared a fugitive. He is challenging in a UK court against his extradition order.
Nirav, 49, is currently in prison in southwest London. He presented before the court from jail on Tuesday through video link. He confirmed his name and date of birth by speaking in the court of the Westminster Magistrate himself.
Currently, due to the threat of Coronavirus infection in UK courts, only through online video contacts produced. In Nirav’s case, District Judge Samuel Gooji first objected to hearing the extradition case in the lockdown round as per the schedule next month.
Later all the parties agreed that the trial of CVP of the court, i.e. standard visual system would held on May 7 in connection with the hearing. Only lawyers will involve in this. After that, the final trial will begin on May 11.
The judge said that inmates of some jails introduced in person. Therefore, I direct the Wandsworth Jail to present Nirav Modi for hearing on May 11. If given in person is not practical, then it should include in the hearing through video link.
Today it was agreed among the concerned parties that only a limited number of people would remain in the courtroom at the time of the hearing. The hearing in the case related to the application of handing over of Nirav Modi to India will run for five days. The UK government had approved action on India’s appeal.
This case has filed by the two investigating agencies of India. The Central Bureau of Investigation and the Directorate of Vigilance. It alleged that Nirav Modi, by showing fake consent of Indian bank. Took loans from banks abroad and manipulated that money.