Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has filed an appeal before the UK High Court in London against his extradition to India, according to sources. If Nirav Modi’s application is accepted by the high court, his extradition will be delayed by at least a few months.

According to sources, Nirav Modi in his appeal has claimed that he won’t get a fair trial if he is extradited to India.

On February 25, a UK court had cleared the first legal hurdle for Nirav Modi’s extradition. Following this, the extradition was approved by the UK Home Office on April 16. Nirav Modi had 14 days’ time to file an appeal before the high court.


Nirav Modi is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the PNB fraud case and by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for money laundering related to the PNB scam.

Ruling that Nirav Modi can be extradited to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering…

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