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In fact, Nirav Modi has been accused of fraud of around Rs 14,000 crore from Punjab National Bank. A 49-year-old diamond trader has also filed a case in India for money laundering. He has been in a London jail since his arrest in March. The Government of India, through the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) of Britain, has filed a case in London-based Westminster court over Nirav's extradition.
In view of the Corona virus restrictions, District Judge Samuel Gooji has instructed Modi to present himself through a video conference from a room in the Wandsworth jail. The five-day hearing is expected to end by Friday.
Judge Gooji presided over the first phase of extradition hearing in May, during which the CPS requested a prima facie case of fraud and money laundering against Modi.