A British court has allowed the extradition of diamond trader Nirav Modi, who was wanted in a Rs 14,000 crore scam at the Punjab National Bank. Following this, officials said a special room was being set up at the Mumbai Arthur Road Jail to house Nirav Modi.
Nirav Modi, a diamond trader who borrowed Rs 14,000 crore from the Punjab National Bank, did not return to Laos for the 2018 conference. Following this, the CBI and the Enforcement Division registered a case and conducted an investigation into the complaint lodged by the Punjab National Bank. Millions of assets and bank deposits belonging to Nirav Modi were frozen.
In London Nirav Modi He was arrested on March 19, 2019, with the help of London police, based on information that he was living there. The case has been pending in Westminster court for the last 2 years in connection with bringing Nirav Modi to India.
District Judge Sam Goose ruled yesterday that the case was adjourned. In it, he said, “There is no impediment to taking Nirav Modi to India. The argument that human rights violations or mental health will be affected in India cannot be accepted.”
Following this, work has begun to bring Nirav Modi to India. Nirav Modi is expected to be lodged in the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai when he is brought to India. A special room is being prepared there for this
A prison official said, “Once Nirav Modi is brought to Mumbai, he will be lodged in the Arthur Road Jail. For this, 3 rooms are being set up in the highly secured premises No. 12.
These rooms are more secure. All the work of preparing this prison has been completed. Nirav Modi The prison will be fully ready by the time he arrives in India. Nirav Modi If he is imprisoned on the 12th campus, he will be assigned a prison of 3 square meters. He will be provided with a rug, pillow, blanket and bed sheet. The room has ventilation, lighting and storage facilities. ”
It is noteworthy that the Central Government had already been informed in March 2019 about the Arthur Road Jail, the facilities in the jail and the condition of other inmates in the jail.