Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail ready to lodge fugitive diamond service provider Nirav Modi

After a UK court docket ruling in favour of extradition of fugitive diamond service provider Nirav Modi, Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail has accomplished all its preparations and has stored a particular cell able to lodge him, an official mentioned on Friday.

On Thursday, Nirav Modi misplaced his bid to keep away from extradition from the UK to India, when district choose Samuel Goozee dominated in London that the jeweller has a case to reply earlier than Indian courts.

Nirav Modi, needed in India on expenses of Rs 13,600-crore fraud and cash laundering in Punjab National Bank (PNB) rip-off case will quickly be extradited to India from UK.

The jail official mentioned that as soon as Nirav Modi is delivered to Mumbai, he will be stored in one of many three cells of barrack quantity 12, which is a high-security barrack.

These cells have been furbished for the likes of Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya, one other millionaire fugitive. The third one is at current getting used as a storeroom.

Fugitive diamond service provider Nirav Modi stays behind bars in a London jail since his arrest in March 2019. 49-year-old Nirav Modi has been repeatedly denied bail as a result of seriousness of the allegations in opposition to him.

Preparations carried out by Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail

Nirav Modi will be stored in one of many three cells of barrack quantity 12, which is a high-security barrack.

The state government had submitted a letter of assurance to the Centre concerning the services to be offered contained in the jail.

Jail authorities mentioned that the 300-square ft cell has been made to offer it is inmate the services of a well-equipped house.

It has French home windows for making certain air flow and outdoors view, a bathroom and bathe with round the clock water provide.

For a soothing impact, the partitions of the cell have been painted white.

The jail division had additionally assured that Nirav Modi will be stored in a cell, where the variety of detainees will be few.

If lodged within the barrack, Nirav Modi is prone to get three sq. meters of non-public area.

There will be a cotton mat, pillow, mattress sheet and blanket that will be offered to Nirav Modi.

Jail officers mentioned every cell in barrack 12 has an hooked up bathroom and an remoted courtyard for the inmates to walk, holding in thoughts the excessive menace to the occupants of the cells. 

The jail division had additionally assured sufficient gentle, air flow and storage for private belongings.

Ceiling followers are positioned excessive on the ceiling to make sure inmates can’t attain it.

Besides, the cells are beneath round the clock CCTV surveillance with guards posted inside and outdoors the barrack.

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