PNB Scam: London court denies relief to Nirav Modi, to remain in jail till September 19

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Published: August 22, 2019 3:24:34 PM

Nirav Modi, 48, has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case.

Nirav Modi, London court, PNB Scam, diamond merchant, India, Punjab National Bank, India newsFugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi. (Reuters)

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case, was on Thursday further remanded to judicial custody until September 19. During a short remand hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via videolink from Wandsworth prison, the judge extended Modi’s remand till September 19. Modi, 48, has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case. He appeared for the second time since his bail appeal was rejected by the UK High Court in July.

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