London : The detention of fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi has been extended till 19 September on Thursday. Nirav Modi is in jail in Britain. The magistrate court in Westminster gave a brief hearing of the case via video link.
Nirav Modi is wanted in India for nearly two billion dollars in bank fraud. He was arrested here in March and has since been in local Wandsworth imprisonment. Based on UK law, he is produced in court after every four weeks to extend the detention period.
Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi remanded to judicial custody till 19th September by Judge Tan Ikram in London Westminster Court pic.twitter.com/Cov19lGkke— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2019
Earlier in a previous appearance, Chief Justice Emma Arbaughnott indicated that the two sides could soon agree on a proposed five-day hearing for extradition. This hearing was also conducted through video link. The court has rejected Nirav Modi’s bail plea many times before.
Last month, the High Court of Britain also rejected Nirav Modi’s bail plea. This was his fourth bail plea. This is Nirav Modi’s second appearance after the High Court dismissed the petition.