UK court rejects Nirav Modi's bail plea, fears he may not surrender

India asked Britain in August 2018 to extradite Modi, 48, after he was accused of massive bank fraud, charges he denies.

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A UK court rejected Nirav Modi's second bail application on Friday, saying there are "substantial grounds" to believe the fugitive diamantaire will fail to surrender.

Looking more dishevelled and dressed in a similar white shirt as his first court appearance last week, the 48-year-old was brought to the dock to be produced before Westminster Magistrates Court Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot and sat behind a glass enclosure as the hearing got underway.
Rejecting Modi's bail plea after hearing both defence and prosecution, Judge Arbuthnot said his attempt to try and seek citizenship of Vanuatu, a remote island country located in the South

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 8:39 PM IST

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