Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority and the second to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Nirav Modi’s extradition to India would severely impact his mental health and be a “flagrant denial of justice," his lawyers said at a London court hearing.
Modi is accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank of $2 billion over seven years. The one-time billionaire applied to the UK High Court to appeal his extradition on the basis he wouldn’t receive a fair trial in India.
Modi’s drawn out extradition is the most high-profile since Vijay Mallya, the flamboyant businessman, who lost his appeal against his transfer to India.