New Delhi: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi`s five-day extradition trial started on the Westminster Magistrate`s Court in London on Monday (September 7). Nirav Modi joined within the trial by way of a video hyperlink from Wandsworth jail in South London. Notably, the Enforcement Directorate workforce is reportedly current within the London courtroom.
Earlier in May, the trial of Modi has been adjourned till September after every week of extraordinary drama on the Westminster Magistrate`s Court in Central London.
Nirav Modi (49), needed in India on the costs of fraud and money-laundering, was arrested in March 2019 in London and charged with cash laundering and defrauding Punjab National Bank (PNB) of greater than Rs 11,000 crore.
Nirav Modi has been declared a fugitive financial offender by a Mumbai courtroom early this yr, and the courtroom had additionally ordered the confiscation of his belongings.
The ED has already confiscated about Rs 329 crore of his linked properties.
Similar Interpol notices have been earlier been issued towards Nirav Modi’s youthful brother Nehal Modi and sister Purvi Modi.
Last month, an Interpol world arrest warrant was issued towards Ami Modi, spouse of Nirav Modi, on fees of cash laundering. The ‘purple discover’ has been issued by the worldwide police physique on the request of the ED.
Ami Modi is said to have left the nation quickly after the financial institution fraud case got here into gentle in 2018.
Once such a discover issued towards a fugitive, the Interpol asks its 192-member nations to arrest or detain the particular person if noticed of their nations after which extradition or deportation proceedings can start.
(With AGency Inputs)