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


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.