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Mumbai: Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya to stay in elegant customized prison cells

Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (SR)

Mumbai, Jun 16: According to reports submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to a London court, fugitives Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya will be staying in a prison cell that has all the facilities that is available in a high end studio apartment. The prison cell will have facilities such as large French windows reaching up to the ceiling, round-the-clock water supply, cushioned cots, fans, and lights alongside stunning white walls will be provided to Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya inside the 300 sqft jail cell at Arthur Road prison, when they are extradited to India.

Following the UK High Court’s rejection on diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s bail plea, prison officials confirmed that they were having a high end inspection over security arrangements for a fully-equipped cell that has ‘facilities similar to a studio apartment’, as per Hindustan Times report.

Absconding diamond merchant Nirav Modi was denied bail by a UK court on Wednesday for the fourth time in his extradition case to India to face charges in the Punjab National Bank fraud and money laundering case amounting to up to US$ 2 billion.

As per HT report, a top source in the prisons department said the Inspector-General Deepak Pandey and team had conducted a ‘thorough inspection’ of Cell no. 2 in Barrack 12. “The inspection was meant to ensure all boarding and security arrangements in the cell are in place,” the official said.

“It is a fully-equipped, secure prison cell with facilities similar to a studio apartment.” Pandey confirmed.

Though there is a rule to put minimum 3 persons in each cell, sources confirmed Cell no. 2 will only house Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya, whose extradition case is also in progress in a London court.

The officials who are involved in setting up the prison said, “While each of these cells is meant to be shared by three inmates, we have decided to restrict the number of inmates in Cell no.2 to just Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya.”

The Arthur Road jail has infamous record of housing notorious names from the underworld and terror outfits that include Ajmal Kasab, Abu Salem, Chota Rajan, Abu Jundal, Mustafa Dossa, Peter Mukherjea, and PNB-fraud accused Vipul Ambani. 

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    Now they might get ready to enjoy good facilities at Indian taxpayer's cost.

    First loot the banks and put burden on Indian tax payers.

    Second make Indian tax payers bear hefty legal expenses to bring them back to India.

    Third enjoy good facilities in star jail at Indian taxpayer's cost.

    Indian tax payer will slog, pay tax, fund these activities and keep quiet.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    "lights alongside stunning white walls will be provided "
    Also hang some Calendars

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    This is only to satisfy the Brits, who sympathize with thugs, extremists, Islamists and terrorists. Once they are in, Mallya and Nirav modi will see the true hospitality of Indian prison system.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    Treat them like any ordinary Pocketmar ...

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  • Raju, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    Then they will be out on bail next day

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  • NN, NN

    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    Until proven guilty, the inmates should be given the minimum standard of life they used to maintain, if they willing to bear the cost. No innocent should suffer.

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    Civilized Nation justice, Law, punishment from Government, sentence and jail condition must be equal, All inmats from Indian jails mast have the same quality of treatment in prison.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    when so much comfort is there ,it cant be a prison but a relaxed holiday inn .They are not bothered whether it is a cell or only a time pass .

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    What have these two done so great for India, that they need so much of facilities, can the court explain.

    They have cheated us.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    promise fulfilled...they got their Ache Din

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  • Vinod raj, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    Dorry worry..ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ ಕೈದಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಭಾರತದ ಜೈಲುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಯುರೋಪ್,ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಸಿಗದಂತಹ ಅವರು ಬಯಸಿದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ರೀತಿಯ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯಗಳು ದೊರೆಯುವೂದು

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  • Wilson, UDUPI

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    Don't bring them India, it's again burdens for tax payer money, better to take over their assets.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    Show us the Proof ...

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