UK court has ruled that Nirav Modi can be extradited to India to stand trial. “I am satisfied that there is evidence that Mr Modi could be convicted,” the court ruled.
The 49-year-old appeared via video link from Wandsworth Prison in south-west London as District Judge Samuel Goozee handed down his judgment at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.
UK judge also dismissed Nirav Modi defence claims that Law & Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tried to influence case against the billionaire.
“Nirav Modi will not be denied justice if he is extradited to India. The Barrack 12 at Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai is fit for Nirav Modi,” the court ruled.
Modi is expected to appeal against the order in High Court.