London court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea yet again

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: April 27, 2019 09:44 IST
London court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea yet again

London court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea yet again
 
Nirav Modi has been denied bail by a UK court in a hearing that was presided over by Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot. This is for the third time that the fugitive diamantaire was rejected with his bail plea as it suspected that he could flee Britain and interfere with witnesses.
 
The Westminster Magistrates’ Court ordered the Metropolitan Police to put him under custody till next hearing on May 24. Appearing via video-link from his Wandsworth prison, Modi did not say anything except to confirm his name. At the end of the brief hearing, the Chief Magistrate said that he should be attending another short hearing via video link on May 24. The 48-year-old diamond merchant was earlier refused bail on March 29 on grounds there was "substantial risk he would fail to surrender".
 
Nirav Modi is the most wanted in India with Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. He was later arrested at Holborn in London on March 19 and was sent to jail after his first bail appeal was denied. The businessman and his uncle Mehul Choksi are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation.




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