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Hearing underway for Nirav Modi's bail plea in UK

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The on Tuesday began hearing the plea of fugitive diamond merchant Modi, who was arrested on March 19 in connection with the USD two-billion fraud case.

Clare Montgomery, who is representing Modi in the case, submitted before the here that if was granted bail, he would be willing to be tagged through an so that his movements could be tracked.

"He moved here to raise capital, to explore where in the he needed to be immigration wise. If he is given bail, he is willing to be tagged through an electronic device, have a phone that can be tracked," Montgomery said.

"Since he has an extradition case starting, there is no way he will run away. His daughter and son will be moving here, they are starting university," she added

Modi's plea has been rejected thrice already in

Modi was arrested by in connection with the PNB loan default case on March 19 this year.

is seeking the diamond merchant's extradition to make him face the law of the land for allegedly committing economic offences like fraud and money laundering.

He has been lodged at in south-west

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 20:38 IST