16th April, 2021
It is known that Nirav Modi is lodged in London's Wandsworth Jail after being denied bail repeatedly since his arrest on 19 March 2019. To avoid extradition, Nirav Modi had said in court that he is mentally ill. He also claimed to not have facilities in India's jail. However, the court rejected these arguments of Nirav Modi.
Arrested in London
It is worth noting that in January 2018, Nirav had fled abroad along with the Modi family after the revelations of a scam of Rs 14,000 crore through the line of credit of PNB. The CBI and ED had issued a red corner notice against him on the basis of evidence of Nirav's involvement in the investigation. In December 2018, Nirav was confirmed to be hiding in London after changing Huliya. He was arrested in London. Similarly, the second accused in the scam, Mehul Choksi, had fled to Antigua. Despite not having an extradition treaty with Antigua, the government is pursuing diplomatic efforts for his extradition.