- Nirav Modi is being assaulted in UK prison as Indian Media still calls him a billionaire.
- The UK court has rejected bail plea of the fugitive diamantaire, though he was ready to pay four million pounds and also be under house arrest
The court of United Kingdom has disapproved plea of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi. He was ready to pay four million pounds and was also ready to be under house arrest. However, judge Arbutthnot said that she didn’t grant him bail as she wasn’t convinced that after getting bail, Modi will not try to manipulate the witnesses.
“The past is a prediction of what might happen in future,” the judge said.
James Lewis, who appeared in the court as a representative of Indian government had opposed the plea of Modi and said that Nirav Modi continued to possess the means and intention to even run away from UK.
“He has said he will kill himself if his extradition is ordered. That, in itself, is the strongest motivation to abscond”,said the government official.
Nirav’s lawyer, said his client was being tortured by other prisoners as he was “wrongly been called a billionaire diamantaire in press”.
In evidence submitted to the court, he said he would commit suicide if he is extradited to India as he thinks that he won’t get free trial in India.