These documents mainly contain bank documents relating to diamond trading companies.
Nirav is fighting against his extradition to India at Westminster Magistrate Court… (File photo)
London: The Indian government presented further documents to a court on Wednesday as evidence of fraud and money laundering against the volatile diamond dealer Nirav Modi. Nirav is fighting his extradition to India at Westminster Magistrate Court in London. District judge Samuel Gooji expressed concern about the late filing of documents, but agreed to consider the filing request.
These documents mainly contain bank documents relating to diamond trading companies. He said, “I want a perfectly reasonable explanation of why it wasn’t presented earlier as evidence.”
On behalf of the Indian authorities, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), who appeared before the court, said the judge was not required to see new evidence, but the documents help clarify the case and Nirav Modi’s allegations against the Punjab National Bank against the fraud support the aforementioned. However, the Nirav rescue team declined to hand in the document late and called it a “very troubling and very controversial move”.