Though Modi had fled India during the BJP-led NDA government's rule, most of his alleged crimes pertained to the period of the Congress-led UPA rule, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Nirav Modi is the second businessman after Vijay Mallya to be declared a fugitive economic offender under provisions of the new Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, which came into existence in August last year.
Nirav Modi has reportedly claimed anxiety and depression in his latest application, with earlier bail applications at the court being rejected by Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot.
The officials said that the global arrest warrant against the Belgian national Nehal Deepak Modi, 40, has been issued on charges of alleged money laundering that is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.
BJP spokesman G.V.L. Narasimha Rao made the comment after the Supreme Court refused to grant any immediate relief to Chidambaram while responding to his plea for protection from arrest in the case.
Nirav Modi, 48, has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March in connection with the PNB fraud and money laundering case.
The DRT's final order came on a plea filed by the PNB in July 2018 seeking recovery of its dues of Rs 7,000 crores from Modi.
The ED said the bank account is in the name of Pavillion Point Corporation based in the British Virgin Island, a company 'beneficially owned' by Purvi Modi and Maiank Mehta.
Four Swiss bank accounts of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, the main accused in the $ 2-billion PNB fraud case, and his sister worth 283 crore have been frozen
Nirav Modi was arrested by uniformed Scotland Yard officers on an extradition warrant on March 19, and has been in prison since.
The UK High Court said there is substantial ground to believe that Nirav Modi will fail to surrender.
If extradited, Nirav Modi will be kept in one of two rooms in barrack no. 12 of the Arthur Road prison
The 48-year-old is wanted in India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to nearly USD 2 billion in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) case.
Nirav Modi, the fugitive diamond merchant, has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his third attempt at seeking bail was rejected earlier this month
The 48-year-old has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London, since his third attempt at seeking bail was rejected by Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot at the last hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.
In her order, Judge Emma Arbuthnot at Westminster Magistrates' Court said that Modi had access to resources and interference with the witnesses which is a concern.
The very brief hearing ended with judge further remanding Modi till May 24. She scheduled a full hearing on May 30.
Meanwhile, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, whose party is an ally of the Congress in Bihar, reacted to the deputy chief minister’s defamation threat, saying, “I openly say Sushil Kumar Modi is a thief. Let him sue me for defamation as well.”
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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