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Indian Court Rules Celebrity Jeweller Nirav Modi As Absconder In Import Duty Evasion Case

Indian Court Rules Celebrity Jeweler Nirav Modi As Absconder In Import Duty Evasion Case (Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

A local court in India’s westernmost Gujarat state ruled on Wednesday (10) that the celebrity jeweller, fugitive, Nirav Modi is an absconder in a case filed against him by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in an alleged customs duty evasion case to import diamonds. Chief judicial magistrate, BH Kapadia said that Modi is an absconder hearing a case registered by the Mumbai zonal branch of DRI against the fugitive in 2014. DRI has alleged in its petition that Modi’s firms located at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Gujarat’s port city, Surat, have involved in customs duty evasion. The…

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