UK’s Westminster Court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea

The fugitive economic offender, Nirav Modi, who is to be produced before the Indian Courts on 3rd November had sought bail from the Westminster Magistrate Court for the seventh time. Arrested in March, 2019, Modi is currently imprisoned in Wandsworth for being accused in the Punjab National Bank’s Rs. 13, 500 crore fraud case.

As a part of his extradition trial, he will be produced before the court through a virtual hearing next month. He had also applied for political asylum when his bail plea was rejected five times in a row. Meanwhile, the co-accused, his uncle Mehul Choski, has received citizenship from the country of Antigua and Barbuda.

Additionally, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), was granted leave in June to secure movable and immovable assets from Mumbai, Rajasthan, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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