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The Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London today extended the remand of Indian businessman Nirav Modi till June 27.
The Court of Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot passed the order during a case management hearing held today.
Reports suggest that the judge also asked the Indian government to provide within 14 days the information on which prison he will be held at.
Nirav Modi, who is contesting his extradition to India after being implicated in the PNB Scam, has been lodged in Wandsworth Prison in South-West London ever since his bail was denied in March this year.
The Court had issued a warrant for Modi’s arrest in response to a request from India’s Enforcement Directorate. District Judge Marie Elizabeth Mallon had earlier denied bail even though Nirav Modi was ready to put up a 500,000-pound bail bond.
Modi is being represented by Anand Doobay and George Scott.
During a previous hearing in March, the judge noted that he possessed the “means” to acquire further travel documents and therefore there are “substantial grounds” to believe he may not surrender before the court if granted bail.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), arguing the case for his extradition to face the Indian justice system on behalf of the Indian government, had strongly opposed bail because Modi had “deliberately evaded justice” and not returned to India despite a series of criminal summons issued by Indian courts.