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Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi's extradition to India cleared by UK Home Ministry


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United Kingdom's Home Minister on Friday approved the extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi wanted in India in cases of fraud and money laundering. 

On February 25, a Westminster Magistrates' Court allowed Modi's extradition.

The UK court in its verdict had said that Nirav Modi not only has a case to answer in the Indian courts but that there is no evidence to suggest he would not receive a fair trial in India.

The 49-year-old jeweller was repeatedly denied bail due to the seriousness of the allegations against him and remained behind bars in a London prison since his arrest in March 2019.

He is wanted in India on charges of money laundering in the estimated USD 2-billion Punjab National Bank scam case.

 

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)