London Court Refuses Nirav Modi Bail Again, Next Hearing on 26 Apr

PNB scam accused Nirav Modi’s second bail plea was rejected by Westminster Magistrates’ court in London on Friday, 29 March.

The prosecution argued that Nirav Modi “threatened to kill” a witness and destroyed evidence. He was also accused of not cooperating with the Indian agencies.

The next date of hearing in the matter is on 26 April.

His first plea had been rejected on 20 March, after his arrest on 19 March. A London court had issued an arrest warrant against him on 18 March.

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  • Chief magistrate said that there are substantial grounds to believe that Nirav Modi will fail to surrender
  • Earlier, he was denied bail by a district judge at his first hearing
  • Nirav Modi lodged at the HMP Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest

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Nirav Modi Arrested in London

PNB fraud accused fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London, news agency ANI reported quoting the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He will be produced in the court later today.

More details awaited.

Nirav Modi Was Arrested on Tuesday: Reports

News agency Reuters reports quoting UK police that Modi was arrested on Tuesday itself by the Scotland Yard.

Omar Abdullah Reacts to Arrest

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted saying that the BJP should not be crediting PM Modi for Nirav Modi’s arrest.

Nirav Modi to Be Produced In Westminster Court

News agency Reuters reported quoting the police that Modi was arrested in the Holborn area of central London on Tuesday.

Modi Arrested at Holborn in London

News agency PTI reported quoting the UK police that Modi was arrested at Holborn in London.

“Nirav Deepak Modi, (Date of Birth 24.02.71), was arrested on behalf of the Indian Authorities on Tuesday, 19 March, in Holborn," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

“He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 20 March," the statement added.

ED Gets Permission to Sell, Auction Modi's Assets

News agency ANI reported quoting ED sources that it has received permission from PMLA court to sell 173 of Nirav Modi’s paintings and 11 of his cars.

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Cong Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Reacts to Arrest

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has linked the arrest to the upcoming elections saying that the BJP is bringing him back for the elections, and they will send him back after elections.

Modi to Be Produced in Court Soon

Nirav Modi will be produced in court at 11:20 am local time (4:50 pm IST), news agency ANI reported.

Bar&Bench reported that ED will be represented by Mark Summers, the lawyer who had represented the agency in Vijay Mallya's case.

Case to be Heard Again on 29 March

Nirav Modi was produced in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 20 March. ANI reported that the next hearing in the case will be held on 29 March.

Nirav Modi Applies for Bail

Nirav Modi has applied for bail in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, news agency ANI reported . “I have demonstrated keenness to fully cooperate. I pay tax and have submitted travel documents,” he said in the court.

Nirav Modi's Bail Plea Rejected

Nirav Modi's bail plea has been rejected by Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He will remain in custody till 29 March, news agency ANI reported.

Nirav Modi Sent to Prison

Nirav Modi has been sent to HM Prison Wandsworth after his bail plea rejected by London Court, reported news agency ANI.

Nirav Modi Likely to Be Held in Separate Prison

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who was remanded in custody till March 29 by a UK court on Wednesday, is likely to be held in a separate cell in Her Majesty's Prison Wandsworth, which is one of the largest prisons in western Europe, reported news agency PTI.

In the prison in south London, 48-year-old Modi's inmates will include the likes of alleged Dawood henchman Pakistani-origin Jabir Moti, currently undergoing extradition proceedings to the US.

Welcome Nirav Modi's Arrest, Says MEA

In an official statement the Ministry of External Affairs has said, “We welcome the fact that Nirav Modi has been arrested by the United Kingdom authorities pursuant to the arrest warrant issued by the Westminster Magistrate Court. Government of India continues to actively follow up this matter with the authorities concerned in the UK, with a view to have Nirav Modi extradited to India at the earliest.”

Govt Committed to Expeditious Extradition of Nirav Modi Back to India: MEA

Speaking on Nirav Modi's arrest and denial of bail in London, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Friday said that the Government of India is "committed to expeditious extradition" of the fugitive diamantaire back to India.

"“The legal proceedings will take their own course... In this case, when the process got completed, action was taken... I can confirm there was no delay which can be attributed to anything on our side. (There were) Certain processes which had to be completed.”" - MEA spokesperspn Raveesh Kumar

Nirav Modi Extradition: CBI-ED Team to Leave for London Soon

A joint CBI-ED team will soon leave for London to assist local authorities in the extradition case of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi whose bail plea will come for hearing before a court on Friday, 29 March, reported PTI.

Joint Director-level officers from both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) have been deputed to leave for London on Wednesday with necessary documents, the news agency added quoting officials.

The ED officer will carry the latest charge sheet filed by the agency against Modi's wife Ami and the recent attachments made by it in the case.

The Indian officials will meet various officers of that country, including those from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), and brief them about the charges and fresh evidence against Modi, his family and others in connection with the case.

Joint ED-CBI Team Arrives for Hearing

The joint ED-CBI team arrives at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London for the hearing.

The Joint team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrived at the Westminster Magistrate Court in London for Nirav Modi's bail hearing, news agency ANI reported.

Nirav Modi's Bail Plea to be Heard at 11:00 AM London Time

Nirav Modi’s bail hearing at Westminster Magistrate Court in London to begin at 11 am London time today.

Nirav Modi Appears in Court

Nirav Modi has been brought to Westminster Magistrate court in London for his bail hearing.

In Case Nirav Modi Gets Bail, We Will Appeal in High Court: Toby Cadman

Toby Cadman, representing the crown prosecution on behalf of the Indian authorities in London's Westminster Magistrate court, told ANI, “In case Nirav Modi gets bail, we will appeal against it in the High Court. We will do everything to keep him in.”

Nirav Modi Isn't Cooperating With Indian Agencies, Says Prosecution

Toby Cadman, representing crown prosecution on behalf of Indian authorities, in his final submission at London's Westminster Magistrate court has said that Nirav Modi is not cooperating with the Indian agencies and there is a risk he will fly out.

According to media reports, the prosecutor in Nirav Modi extradition case has claimed that Nirav Modi “threatened to kill” a witness and destroyed evidence.

Cadman also said that there is risk that Nirav Modi will influence witnesses and destroy evidence. The hearing in the matter will now resume, after the lunch break, at 2.10 pm (London time).

Nirav Modi’s Bail Plea Rejected by London Court for a Second Time

PNB scam accused Nirav Modi’s second bail plea was rejected by the Westminster Magistrates’ court in London on Friday, 29 March. The prosecution argued that he “threatened to kill” a witness and destroyed evidence.

The next date of hearing in the matter is on 26 April.

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