Nirav Modi Extradition: How CBI Fought Covid-19 Restrictions, Tough Defence Team To Win In UK Court

Nirav Modi Extradition: How CBI Fought Covid-19 Restrictions, Tough Defence Team To Win In UK Court

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It was the peak of coronavirus pandemic on May 11, 2020, with India and Britain in lockdown, when the first extradition hearing of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi commenced in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Till then, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team, which was pursuing the case on behalf of the Indian government, had ensured with their physical presence and real-time coordination with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that Nirav did not get bail. But, the pandemic meant, the investigating agency had to now watch the court proceedings from India via video conferencing.

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