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Nirav Modi Can Continue To Challenge Extradition, UK Judge Says August 11, 2021 (0 comments)


London, UK—Nirav Modi (image), the Indian jeweler accused of playing a key role in a €1.5 billion scam against Punjab National Bank in India, has earned himself the right to sit in a British jail for a while longer.

An article in Your Decommissioning News says Modi, 50, has been held at Wandsworth Prison since his March 2019 arrest. In February 2020, a British judge ruled there was no reason Modi should not be extradited back to India, and the British Home Office ordered the extradition in April 2020. But then the Covid pandemic put many things on hold, presumably including the extradition. 

Related: Where’s Nirav Modi? Living It Up In London, Says UK Newspaper

Modi, meanwhile, is fighting tooth and nail against being transferred to an Indian prison. He appealed the extradition ruling this July, arguing that extradition would interfere with his right not to be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment due to his deteriorating mental health, says the article:

“His lawyers have argued that Indian prisons will struggle to provide adequate psychological care to the detainee and that the resurgence of Covid-19 in India means that the decision to extradite him must be reconsidered.”

The judge’s ruling means that he can continue to appeal the initial decision that extradition was allowable—but not to challenge the Home Office’s extradition order itself, says the article.

Read the full article here.

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