Nirav Modi loses extradition case in UK court
Jewellery tycoon Nirav Modi lost his extradition trial in UK court and he awaits the decision of British home secretary Priti Patel, who will decide whether or not to sign off on the ruling.
Following the UK court ruling on Thursday, Indian authorities shared that they will liaise with UK authorities with the goal of expediting Modi’s extradition to India to stand trial for his alleged fraud at the Punjab National Bank. Should UK home secretary Patel sign off on the ruling, as is expected, Nirav Modi and his legal team will have recourse to an appeal process, the Times of India reported.
Modi’s legal team have not yet commented if they will seek to appeal the ruling and will have two weeks to make a decision on the matter following Patel’s announcement. If an appeal is made, it will be heard in the administrative division of London’s high court.
Modi, along with his uncle and fellow jeweller Mehul Choksi, faces charges of fraud, money laundering, destruction of evidence, and witness intimidation in India. If extradited, Modi will be held in a cell in Barrack 12 of Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.
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