London: Fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi on Tuesday lodged a video in Westminster Magistrate Court in London through a video link for a 28-day regular remand hearing, where extradition Nirav’s remand was extended to January 7 to complete the hearing in the case.
The 49-year-old Nirav, 49, of Wandsworth, south-west London, has since been arrested in the UK last year following an extradition request from India in the case of the nearly two billion-dollar Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. Jailed. The final hearing in the extradition case is scheduled to take place on January 7 and eight next year, when District Judge Gooji will complete the hearing on the final arguments of both the parties and give their verdict a few weeks later.
Judge Gooji had heard the arguments for and against the admissibility of the statements of some witnesses provided by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the last plenary hearing in the case in Nambwar and arranged that fraud and money laundering against the fugitive businessman The evidence to prove the prima facie case is widely accepted. He had said that he had tied himself to earlier arrangements in the British court in the extradition case of Vijay Mallya, former head of Kingfisher Airlines.