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Under the UK Extradition Act, 2003, the judge will now send his findings to the UK secretary of state for home affairs, Priti Patel. (HT Photo)

Nirav Modi's extradition to India cleared: What next

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:57 AM IST
The district judge at the Westminster Magistrates' Court Samuel Goozee said that there is no evidence to suggest Nirav Modi would not receive a fair trial in India.
A file picture of Indian jewellery designer Nirav Modi at his office in Lower Parel, Mumbai.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
A file picture of Indian jewellery designer Nirav Modi at his office in Lower Parel, Mumbai.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

UK court to deliver judgement on Nirav Modi extradition on Feb 25

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:37 PM IST
Claire Montomery, Modi’s lawyer, and Helen Malcolm of the Crown Prosecution Service representing India, quoted from emails, witness statements, bank and other documents, and presented their versions on issues such as prison conditions, mental health treatment facilities and the possibility of a Modi receiving a fair trial, if extradited.
A file photo of Nirav Modi at his office in Lower Parel, in Mumbai, India.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
A file photo of Nirav Modi at his office in Lower Parel, in Mumbai, India.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Nirav Modi’s depression, suicide risk raised in court to block extradition to India

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:41 AM IST
The diamantaire’s lawyer, Claire Montgomery, also argued that he wouldn’t receive a fair trial if extradited
Nirav Modi, declared a fugitive economic offender by a Mumbai PMLA court in December 2019, is presently lodged in a London jail after his arrest there in 2019 and the legal process to extradite him to India on money laundering charges is currently on.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint file photo)
Nirav Modi, declared a fugitive economic offender by a Mumbai PMLA court in December 2019, is presently lodged in a London jail after his arrest there in 2019 and the legal process to extradite him to India on money laundering charges is currently on.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint file photo)

PNB fraud: Nirav Modi’s sister turns approver; will help ED unearth Rs 579-cr assets

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:30 PM IST
Forty-nine-year-old Nirav Modi, who is currently lodged in a London jail, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others are being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) money laundering case since 2018.
A file photo of Nirav Modi at his office in Lower Parel in Mumbai, India.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
A file photo of Nirav Modi at his office in Lower Parel in Mumbai, India.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Nirav Modi’s extradition case: Closing arguments in court starting today

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Modi, 49, who is lodged in a prison in west London, is expected to attend the hearing remotely. He is facing extradition to India on charges of major financial offences linked to Punjab National Bank (PNB)
The ED has claimed that 49-year-old Nirav Modi, who is lodged in London’s Wandsworth jail and is the subject of two extradition requests.(File photo)
The ED has claimed that 49-year-old Nirav Modi, who is lodged in London’s Wandsworth jail and is the subject of two extradition requests.(File photo)

Nirav’s sister, brother-in-law turn approvers in PNB case

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:23 AM IST
The Mehtas had approached the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court through their lawyers in November, seeking a pardon and requesting that they be enlisted as approvers in the cases against Modi.
Nehal is alleged to have pawned off the diamonds instead, or sold them, and pocketed most of the proceeds for personal use or other businesses. LLD reported him to the office of the Manhattan District Attorney, Cy Vance in August that year.(Twitter/@SunilKu94764515)
Nehal is alleged to have pawned off the diamonds instead, or sold them, and pocketed most of the proceeds for personal use or other businesses. LLD reported him to the office of the Manhattan District Attorney, Cy Vance in August that year.(Twitter/@SunilKu94764515)

Nirav Modi’s younger brother Nehal booked for $2.6mn fraud

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Nehal Modi is accused of procuring diamonds from LLD Diamonds USA, LLC, a wholesale company, between March 2015 and August 15, for purported sale to Costco, a wholesale grocery retail chain, against deferred payment.
A file photo of a diamond-studded mask at a shop in Tokyo (used for representational purpose only).(REUTERS/ FILE)
A file photo of a diamond-studded mask at a shop in Tokyo (used for representational purpose only).(REUTERS/ FILE)

Nirav Modi’s brother Nehal charged with diamond fraud in New York

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Nehal Modi has been charged with Grand Larceny in the first degree, which is theft of property worth more than $1 million, and it can land him in jail if convicted
Nehal Modi (right) and his lawyer Roger J. Bernstein(Image via Twitter)
Nehal Modi (right) and his lawyer Roger J. Bernstein(Image via Twitter)

Nirav Modi’s brother Nehal charged with committing $2.6 million fraud in New York

New York | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:47 PM IST
According to the indictment, court filings, and statements made on the record in court, between March 2015 and August 2015, Nehal, a former member of Noble Titan Holdings, made false representations to obtain over USD 2.6 million worth of diamonds from LLD Diamonds USA on favourable credit terms and consignment, and then liquidated the diamonds for his own ends.
Nirav Modi Indian jewellery designer at his office in Lower Parel, in Mumbai.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/ Mint/ File)
Nirav Modi Indian jewellery designer at his office in Lower Parel, in Mumbai.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/ Mint/ File)

Nirav Modi’s UK jail remand extended again

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:39 PM IST
The remand needs to be extended every 28 days, which means he will remain in the Wandsworth jail in west London at least until December 29, when it is likely to be extended again
Nirav Modi(File photo)
Nirav Modi(File photo)

Nirav Modi’s remand extended in UK, final hearings in 2021

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Nirav Modi appeared via videolink from Wandsworth Prison in south-west London for his regular 28-day “call-over hearing” at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot extended his remand for another 28 days until December 29.
Banks, which expect to recover their money by disposing off properties attached by ED, are also suffering, the people added on condition of anonymity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Banks, which expect to recover their money by disposing off properties attached by ED, are also suffering, the people added on condition of anonymity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Attachments up to Rs 40k-crore remain pending as key tribunal stays headless

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:55 AM IST
Worse still, it has only one member, out of a sanctioned strength of four members and a chairman. This member, GC Mishra, formerly a top bureaucrat in the law ministry is its acting chairman.
The Bombay high court.(File photo)
The Bombay high court.(File photo)

PNB fraud: Nirav Modi’s Mumbai penthouse won’t be auctioned before December 14, ED tells HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:33 PM IST
The assurance came in response to a petition filed by Nirav Modi’s son Rohin, challenging confiscation of the property, claiming that it belonged to a Trust settled in his name
Vijay Mallya, wanted in India over fraud and money laundering charges in relation to loans taken out by his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines from state-owned Indian banks, has been found to have a case to answer in India by the UK courts.(AP Photo)
Vijay Mallya, wanted in India over fraud and money laundering charges in relation to loans taken out by his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines from state-owned Indian banks, has been found to have a case to answer in India by the UK courts.(AP Photo)

India seeks expeditious extradition of Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi from UK

London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:02 PM IST
“We strongly underlined our interest in seeing the early, expeditious extradition of Vijay Mallya, who is an economic offender who has completed all extradition procedures in the UK. We would like him to return to India as soon as possible,” said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
A file photo of Nirav Modi.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
A file photo of Nirav Modi.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

India’s evidence on Nirav Modi admissible: UK court

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 10:16 PM IST
District judge Samuel Goozee said he was bound by the Mallya judgement delivered by Emma Arbuthnot, who also dealt with the issue of admissibility of India’s evidence and decided to accept them. He said he would adopt the “approach taken in Mallya”.
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s sixth bail request was denied by UK’s Westminster Magistrates Court.(Mint)
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s sixth bail request was denied by UK’s Westminster Magistrates Court.(Mint)

Nirav Modi’s extradition case to be heard by UK court on Tuesday

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Tuesday’s hearing will be on the issue of admissibility of evidence presented by the Indian government against Nirav Modi.
The case is being heard in a partial remote setting to accommodate coronavirus-related social distancing norms. (File Photo)
The case is being heard in a partial remote setting to accommodate coronavirus-related social distancing norms. (File Photo)

PNB scam case: UK court rejects Nirav Modi’s latest bail attempt

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India |Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:12 PM IST
Nirav Modi is next scheduled to appear via videolink from Wandsworth Prison in south-west London on November 3, for the hearing in his extradition case.
Indian jewellery designer Nirav Modi’s sixth bail request has been denied by Westminster Magistrates Court(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Indian jewellery designer Nirav Modi’s sixth bail request has been denied by Westminster Magistrates Court(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

UK judge rejects Nirav Modi’s bail request. It was his sixth

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Nirav Modi has offered progressively higher amounts and more stringent conditions for his release on bail but judges have rejected them on the ground that he potentially poses a flight risk.
Siddharth Mallya.(HT Archive)
Siddharth Mallya.(HT Archive)

Bad Boy Billionaires: Sid Mallya says his father is a ‘political pawn who was made an example of’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 03:19 PM IST
Mallya, who is an actor, added that his father Vijay Mallya was an easy target because of his lifestyle
Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara(File photo)
Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara(File photo)

Sterling Biotech promoters ‘fugitive economic offenders’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:54 AM IST
People familiar with the location of the Sandesaras said that they were last seen in Nigeria, but intelligence agencies have suggested that they could be in the United States, the United Kingdom or the United Arab Emirates.
Arguing for free speech in an appeal at the High Court of eastern Bihar state, Netflix said the docuseries was an assimilation of information available in public domain.(REUTERS)
Arguing for free speech in an appeal at the High Court of eastern Bihar state, Netflix said the docuseries was an assimilation of information available in public domain.(REUTERS)

Netflix argues for free speech in court spat with Indian tycoons over ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’

New Delhi | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:09 AM IST
Netflix put the show on hold this month on order of a state court where Sahara alleged violation of Roy’s privacy rights.
The 5-day hearing is part of Nirav Modi’s extradition trial in which the judge needs to decide whether there is a prima facie case against him in India on the basis of evidence submitted by the government of India– not to reach a judgement of conviction or guilt.(File Photo)
The 5-day hearing is part of Nirav Modi’s extradition trial in which the judge needs to decide whether there is a prima facie case against him in India on the basis of evidence submitted by the government of India– not to reach a judgement of conviction or guilt.(File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Fugitive Nirav Modi will not get fair trial in India, says former SC judge and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:53 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju deposed before a London court as a defence witness in the Nirav Modi case via video link.(HT file photo)
Retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju deposed before a London court as a defence witness in the Nirav Modi case via video link.(HT file photo)

‘Nirav Modi won’t get fair trial in India’: Ex-SC judge Katju tells London court

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 09:42 PM IST
The former Supreme Court judge claimed that his appearance as a defence witness in the case is not for self-publicity.
Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju.(Hindustan Times)
Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju.(Hindustan Times)

Former Supreme Court judge Katju to depose in Nirav Modi extradition trial today

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 02:48 AM IST
Nirav Modi, an accused in the USD 2 billion Punjab National bank Fraud case, is contesting extradition charges initiated by India in the UK.
Nirav Modi.(Twitter)
Nirav Modi.(Twitter)

UK judge refuses plea for secret hearing of Nirav Modi’s witness

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Modi’s lawyer asked judge Samuel Goozee to hold his next deposition in secret or impose reporting restrictions so he does not become the subject of attacks in India again
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Centre and Netflix and sought their stand by September 23 on Choksi’s appeal.(File image)
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Centre and Netflix and sought their stand by September 23 on Choksi’s appeal.(File image)

HC seeks Centre, Netflix response to Mehul Choksi’s plea on ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ docuseries

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2020 11:17 AM IST
The documentary, which was scheduled for release in India on September 2, was promoted by Netflix as: “This investigative docuseries explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up - and ultimately brought down - India’s most infamous tycoons”. 
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi(ANI Photo)
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Nirav Modi’s 5-day extradition trial in London to begin from Monday and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
File photo: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi at his office in Lower Parel in Mumbai.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
File photo: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi at his office in Lower Parel in Mumbai.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Nirav Modi’s 5-day extradition trial in London to begin from Monday

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Nirav Modi, 49, is the subject of two extradition requests - one processed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the other by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Lodged in the Wandsworth jail since his arrest in March 2019, he has been refused bail five times.
Mehul Choksi.(HT Archive)
Mehul Choksi.(HT Archive)

Delhi High Court dismisses Mehul Choksi’s plea to pre-screen Netflix series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Bad Boy Billionaires focuses on the alleged fraud committed by many high-profile business tycoons in India
Mehul Choksi is seen in this file photo in Mumbai. The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed a plea by Choksi, the uncle of diamantaire Nirav Modi, seeking a preview of a series to be aired by video streaming platform Netflix next month.(HT Photo)
Mehul Choksi is seen in this file photo in Mumbai. The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed a plea by Choksi, the uncle of diamantaire Nirav Modi, seeking a preview of a series to be aired by video streaming platform Netflix next month.(HT Photo)

Delhi high court dismisses Mehul Choksi’s plea seeking pre-screening of Netflix series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:41 PM IST
The poster released by Netflix shows Choksi’s nephew Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy (of the Sahara Group), now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines chairperson Vijay Mallya and Ramalinga Raju, the former chairman and CEO of Satyam Computer Services.
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