India, Jan. 7 -- The Westminster Magistrates' Court in London was set to start a two-day hearing in the extradition case of diamantaire Nirav Modi on Thursday, when concluding arguments will be made by his defence team and the Crown Prosecution Service on India's behalf.

Modi, 49, who is lodged in the Wandsworth prison in west London, is expected to attend the hearing remotely. He is facing extradition to India on charges of major financial offences linked to a Mumbai branch of the Punjab National Bank (PNB).

At the last hearing on November 3, citing the December 2018 judgment in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya, the court had rejected objections by Modi's defence team on admitting evidence submitted by the Indian govern...