Ben Keith comments in The Times of India on the case of Nirav Modi, the billionaire who is accused of defrauding Punjab National bank of More than £1billion, has lodged an appeal to the High Court in London, against Extradition to India.
Ben Keith comments below:
"The appeal court may well look at the Covid crisis in India when deciding whether to give permission as conditions in Indian jails are not good and the courts are barely function. So it is very uncertain what conditions he would go back to. He also said that Nirav could now try for bail again. "It’s going to be more difficult now that extradition has been ordered, though," he said.
The article was published on 1 May 2021 and can be viewed in full here.
Ben Keith is a leading specialist in Extradition and International Crime, as well as dealing with Immigration, Serious Fraud, and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Criminal and Civil Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. He is ranked in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 for Extradition.