UK court rejects Nirav Modi’s plea challenging extradition to India

 UK court rejects Nirav Modi’s plea challenging extradition to India

A UK High Court on Wednesday dismissed fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s application to appeal against his extradition to India. Diamantaire Nirav Modi is accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank (PNB) for around USD 2 billion (Rs 14,000 crore).

Nirav Modi had lodged an appeal in the London high court last month challenging the extradition order issued against him by the Westminster Magistrates’ court. Westminster Magistrates Court’s February ruling was in favour of Nirav Modi’s extradition to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering. 

An oral submission by the fugitive diamond trader is still pending in the high court. Under the legal guidelines, Nirav Modi as an appellant has five business days to apply for such an oral consideration, giving him time until next week. If a renewal application is made, it will be listed before a High Court judge for a hearing. It is understood that Nirav Modi…

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