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UK court extends Nirav Modi's custody by August 22

Nirav Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

Agencies New Delhi Jul 25, 2019, 03.26 PM (IST)

London's Westminster Court on Thursday extended the custody of Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi by August 22.

Modi is wanted in India in connection with the nearly $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.

The 48-year-old, who fights his extradition from Britain to India has been behind bars at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March.

Modi was arrested by uniformed Scotland Yard officers on an extradition warrant on March 19.

An arrest warrant was issued against him in May and then the second one in July last year, with an extradition request made to the UK authorities in August 2018.

The UK High Court on June 12 rejected Modi's bail application, his fourth attempt to get bail.