Special Prison cell set for Nirav Modi at Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail

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“Preparations for lodging Nirav Modi in the jail have been completed and the prison cell is ready for him, whenever he is extradited,” the jail official said.

Nirav Modi brought to Mumbai, will be kept in a high-security cell of barrack number 12. Since the UK court ruling came in favor of the extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a special cell at Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail is all set to lodge him, an official reported. wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case

Nirav Modi lost his nearly two-year-long legal battle against extradition on all grounds. He has been repeatedly denied bail due to the seriousness of the allegations against him. He remains behind bars in a London prison since his arrest in March 2019.

The State Government submitted a letter of assurance to the Centre about the facilities. It stated that they have the ability and facilities to lodge him.

Further Assured by the Prison Department, Nirav Modi will be kept in a cell, where the number of detainees will be few.

Nirav Modi is likely to get three square meters of personal space, where a cotton mat, pillow, bedsheet, and blanket will be lodged in the Barrack cell, the official said.

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