Once Nirav Modi is introduced to Mumbai, he shall be stored in one of many three cells of barrack quantity 12, which is a excessive safety barrack
With a UK courtroom ruling in favour of extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wished in India on fees of fraud and cash laundering in Punjab National Bank (PNB) rip-off case, Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail has stored a special cell ready to lodge him, an official mentioned on Friday.
The jail official mentioned that when Nirav Modi is introduced to Mumbai, he shall be stored in one of many three cells of barrack quantity 12, which is a excessive safety barrack.
“Preparations for lodging Nirav Modi in the jail have been completed and the prison cell is ready for him, whenever he is extradited,” he mentioned.
In a complete extradition win for the Indian authorities, a UK choose dominated on Thursday that fugitive diamond service provider Modi not solely has a case to reply within the Indian courts however that there isn’t a proof to counsel he wouldn’t obtain a good trial in India. Modi misplaced his practically two-year-long authorized battle in opposition to extradition on all grounds.
The 49-year-old jeweller has been repeatedly denied bail due to the seriousness of the allegations in opposition to him and stays behind bars in a London jail since his arrest in March 2019.
The Maharashtra prisons division had in 2019 shared data with the Centre in regards to the standing of the jail and amenities for lodging Modi.
The Centre had sought details about it from the state dwelling division as extradition proceedings for Nirav Modi had then superior earlier than the Westminster Magistrates Court within the UK, the official mentioned.
The State authorities had submitted a letter of assurance to the Centre in regards to the amenities, which they will present contained in the jail.
The jail division had additionally assured that Modi shall be stored in a cell, the place the variety of detainees shall be few.
If lodged within the barrack, Modi is probably going to get three sq. meters of non-public area, the place a cotton mat, pillow, bedsheet and blanket shall be supplied, the official mentioned.
The jail division had additionally assured sufficient gentle, air flow and storage for private belongings, he mentioned.