London: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi faces a considerable threat of suicide amid an amazing influence of Covid-19 at Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail the place he can be lodged on being extradited, the High Court in London was on Wednesday informed throughout an extradition attraction listening to.
The 50-year-old diamond service provider’s attorneys through the renewal utility listening to earlier than Justice Martin Chamberlain sought to ascertain the grounds for a full High Court attraction listening to by claiming it might be oppressive to extradite him as a consequence of his psychological situation that would result in suicidal impulses, PTI reported.
The UK High Court had earlier final month refused Nirav Modi’s utility to attraction towards his extradition to India.
Nirav Modi, who is among the key accused within the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) rip-off in India, had in his utility challenged the extradition order issued towards him by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
He has been lodged on the Wandsworth jail in London since his arrest on March 19, 2019.
The CBI is primarily probing the case of Nirav Modi, who has been charged with prison conspiracy, dishonest, cash laundering and fraud within the PNB rip-off case, in India.
Besides the CBI, Nirav Modi can also be going through a probe by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for a large-scale fraud upon PNB by fraudulently acquiring mortgage agreements.
The ED has hooked up a number of belongings of Nirav Modi in India operating into crores of rupees in reference to the case.
Nirav Modi’s uncle Mehul Choksi, who was additionally charged in reference to the PNB rip-off, is presently in custody in Dominica on costs of unlawful entry. The fugitive businessman allegedly perpetrated these frauds in collusion together with his uncle.