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Former Judge Markandey Katju To Depose Against Nirav Modi’s Extradition To India

Lawstreet Journal 11 Sep 2020 6:39pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Former Judge Markandey Katju To Depose Against Nirav Modi’s Extradition To India

Former judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Markandey Katju will appear as a witness in the court of the United Kingdom against the extradition of runaway economic offender Nirav Modi to India. Justice Katju had confirmed the news that he will be testifying in the court proceedings before the London Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 11th September, Friday via video conferencing due to the pandemic.

Justice Katju specified that he would not be speaking before the court anything with regard to the merits of the criminal case against the offender Nirav Modi, instead, he has clarified that he will be opposing the Government of India’s plea for the extradition of Modi on the grounds that it is questionable as well as dubious that the Modi will receive a ‘free and fair trial’ in India especially with the current chaos going on with regard to media trials. Justice Katju has filed a written statement that stated that Modi is exposed to “media trial” in India and in such a “hostile atmosphere” it cannot be ensured that he will receive a free and fair trial in India. 

He also referred to some of the comments made by the Union Law Minister Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad against the fugitive offender Modi and questioned the ability of the Indian courts to try a particular case independently when the Law Minister has already professed him guilty even before any hearings are conducted. Justice Katju holds the view that the Judiciary in India is not sovereign and… Continue Reading...

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