The Czech court did not accept Nikhil’s lawyer’s argument that extradition to the US should not be granted. Nikhil Gupta has argued that he is not the US probe. The US federal prosecution’s indictment alleges that Gupta accepted money to kill Pannu.
Nikhil Gupta is known as a drug and arms smuggler. The US alleges that the Indian official who was looking for a man to kill Gurparwant eventually reached Gupta. Gupta looked for someone to do this. The man who discovered it was a US undercover agent.
The US has all the transactions with this undercover agent. This includes digital evidence. The US also has photographs of Nikhil Gupta handing over money.
The US investigative report describes the Indian official as CC-1. Nikhil Gupta has several cases in Gujarat. Due to this he is not able to go to Gujarat. The Indian official’s promise to Nikhil was that all these cases could be dropped. Instead, Pannu should be killed.
Reports also say that Nikhil Gupta once reached Delhi and met this officer in person. CC-1 had told Nikhil Gupta that he had to kill one person each in New York and California.
According to reports, Nikhil Gupta handed over $100,000 to a US undercover agent. There are no charges against the Indian official. Nikhil Gupta has committed a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison in the US.