Failing to escape from India’s diamond trader, Nirav Modi’s jail, again got water again. The UK court asked the Indian government to extend the remand of fugitive Neerav Modi to June 27, after which the arrest of Nirav Modi will be kept in jail after extradition. Neerav Modi is in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) 13,000 crores trying to avoid extradition of India in the fraud and money laundering case. The 48-year-old diamond businessman is now locked in the Wandsworth Jail in south-west London. On the third attempt to bail out his bail, the water went back when Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot rejected the bail petition during the previous hearing this month in London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
This fugitive businessman of India, Nirav Modi, was presented in front of the judge Arbitanot on Thursday and the judge ordered his custody to be extended till June 27. The judge sought information from the Indian government within 14 days of the jail wherein Nirav would be kept. Scottish yard officers arrested Modi by extradition warrants from a metro bank of Central London on March 19, where Neerav was trying to open his new bank account. Since then, Neerav Modi is locked in jail. During the hearing in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court, it was argued that Neerav Modi was the primary beneficiary of the fake letters of understanding issued to loot PNB. He went on the path of crime by laundering money raised through fraudulent means. Judge Arbitanot, who ordered the extradition of another fugitive Vijay Mallya of India in December 2018, agreed to the plea of the CPC that is representing the Indian government. The judge told the CPC that he should adequately present all the documents related to the case of Nirav Modi and present it in the court.