The main accused in the PNB scam Nirav Modi who was arrested in London on March 19 will have to spend more days behind bars. As his second attempt to get bail was rejected , by the Westminster Magistrates Court in London.
The authorities had submitted a fresh file of evidence with the court ahead of his appearance. Toby Cadman, representing crown prosecution on behalf of Indian authorities, in final submission at London’s Westminster Magistrate court, said that Nirav is not cooperating with Indian agencies and there is a risk he will fly out, influence witnesses and destroy evidence.
Nirav had also threatened to kill a witness and offered bribe to another, , a UK prosecutor told the Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday while opposing his bail plea.
“Given the scale of fraud and significant assets, a bail is opposed. He could influence witnesses if released on bail,” the prosecutor told the London court.
Nirav will now be produced during the next hearing of the case on April 26 through video conferencing. A joint team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was also in London for the hearing.