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Nirav Modi can appeal against extradition to India on mental health grounds

The UK High Court has approved Nirav Modi's permission to appeal against extradition to India, on mental health grounds.

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London, First Published Aug 9, 2021, 4:47 PM IST
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Fugitive economic offender Nirav Modi has once again made an attempt to wriggle his way out of extradition to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering.

The UK High Court has approved Nirav Modi's permission to appeal against extradition to India, on mental health grounds.

Nirav fled India after investigators zeroed in on him over charges of defrauding state-run Punjab National Bank of around $2 billion.

Justice Martin Chamberlain ruled that arguments posed by the lawyers of the 50-year-old diamond merchant with regard to his 'severe depression' and 'high risk of suicide' is reasonably arguable.

Nirav is facing a multi-agency probe. While the CBI is investigating him for large-scale fraud upon PNB by fraudulently obtaining letters of undertaking or loan agreements, the Enforcement Directorate is probing the money laundering aspect.

Earlier this year, a London judge dismissed the fugitive diamantaire's argument that he would face an unfair trial if he were extradited to India.

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