A court of the United Kingdom has ordered the fugitive businessman He to be sent back to India. The judge has passed the order of extradition of Heer merchant Modi to India. The judge said that Barrack 12 of Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail would be suitable for Nirav Modi.
District Judge Samuel Gooji in Westminster Magistrate Court admitted prima facie evidence of money laundering against Nirav Modi. The court said, “Many of these are court hearings in India. I am satisfied that there is evidence that they can be convicted.”
The magistrate said that the detention situation in India is ‘satisfactory’ and that the barrack of Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai can be accepted as a place of 12 detention. The judge said that ‘the situation at Barrack 12 is better than the present cell of London’.
The court also accepted the medical arrangement for Nirav Modi in India.
“There is no evidence that if Nirav Modi is extradited to India, he will not get justice.”
The magistrate said that there is a ‘strong case’ in India against the diamond merchant. The judge said that there is a clear link between Nirav Modi and the other accused, including bank officials, for big fraud with letter of undertaking.
“Nirav Modi himself took cognizance of this debt by writing to PNB and promised to give the money back. The CBI is investigating whether Modi’s firms were dummy partners. Modi was running these companies as a shadow company. “
What will happen next?
The order of the Magistrate Court will now be sent to the UK Home Secretary Preeti Patel for the sign. There is a possibility of an appeal against this in the High Court.
Nirav Modi will face two criminal cases. The CBI case is about fraud on a large scale with PNB, in which fake letter of undertaking was used. The ED case is about laundering of money received from this fraud.