Nirav Modi has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London, one of England's most overcrowded jails, since his arrest in March on an extradition warrant executed by Scotland Yard on charges brought by the Indian government.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said: "I can assure you that he will be ultimately deported after exhausting all his appeals. He will be extradited back to India to face whatever charges against him. It is just a matter of time."
Last month, the ED had sought to sell valuables seized from the Worli residence, Samudra Mahal, claiming that they are perishable, prone to decay and were bound to lose their value over a period of time.
Nehal Modi, in his appeal to the Interpol commission, had said that he will not get a fair trial if he is extradited to India. He said he had “no institutional ties” with Nirav Modi’s companies and the sale of 50 kg gold of a liquidated firm was “legal”.
Earlier this year, the ED had requested the Interpol to issue a Red Notice against Nehal for his role in helping Nirav Modi. It found Nehal "knowingly and intentionally" assisted Nirav in concealing the alleged laundering of money and "destroying evidence".
The 48-year-old is likely to be informed of the dates for his trial on the extradition charges brought by the Indian government, being represented at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London by the UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).