World

Nirav Modi's judicial custody extended till Sept 19 by London court

ANI | August 22, 2019 06:16 PM
Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi (File photo)

London (UK), Aug 22 (ANI): A London Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till September 19 in connection with Rs 13,500- crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.

The 48-year-old businessman appeared before the court via video link from Wandsworth prison in south-west London, where he is currently lodged.

Judge Tan Ikram directed the court authorities to seek confirmation of the five-day extradition hearing starting May 11, 2020.

A case management hearing may also take place in February next year.

The diamantaire and his nephew Mehul Choksi are the main accused in the PNB loan default case. The duo fled the country in January last year before the scam came to light.

Modi was arrested on March 19 by Scotland Yard in connection with the case and is in prison since then.

He has not returned to India despite repeated summonses from Indian probe agencies and courts. India is seeking his extradition to make him face the law of the land for allegedly committing the economic offences. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
PSLSA organizes national Lok Adalat throughout the state of Punjab
PSLSA organizes national Lok Adalat throughout the state of Punjab
MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan assures help to families of deceased in boat capsize incident
MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan assures help to families of deceased in boat capsize incident
Biggest challenge playing in India is dealing with conditions: says Klusener
Biggest challenge playing in India is dealing with conditions: says Klusener
It could create rift between people: Salman Khurshid criticizes Shah over Hindi Divas comment
It could create rift between people: Salman Khurshid criticizes Shah over Hindi Divas comment
Satej Patil appointed president of Kolhapur District Rural Congress Committee
Satej Patil appointed president of Kolhapur District Rural Congress Committee
Auction of PM Modi's gifts begins, proceeds to go to Namami Gange project
Auction of PM Modi's gifts begins, proceeds to go to Namami Gange project
Odd-even scheme required to counter stubble burning in Delhi: Atishi Marlena
Odd-even scheme required to counter stubble burning in Delhi: Atishi Marlena
 Gujarat: Group of lions walk into Junagarh city, sent back to Gir Sanctuary
Gujarat: Group of lions walk into Junagarh city, sent back to Gir Sanctuary
Bihar: Man distributes flowers urging people to follow traffic rules
Bihar: Man distributes flowers urging people to follow traffic rules
James Gunn reveals full cast of 'The Suicide Squad'
James Gunn reveals full cast of 'The Suicide Squad'
Saradha chit fund scam: Kolkata top cop does not turn up at CBI office following summons
Saradha chit fund scam: Kolkata top cop does not turn up at CBI office following summons
Taapsee Pannu introduces Pavail Gulati from 'Thappad'
Taapsee Pannu introduces Pavail Gulati from 'Thappad'