Arif Naqvi, the chief executive of Dubai-private equity Abraaj group, has been charged of money laundering and fraud
LONDON: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Jan 28th, 2021) A judicial magistrate on Thursday ordered to extradite Arif Naqvi, owner of Abraaj group, to the US over charges of money laundering.
Westminster Judicial Magistrate announced the verdict on plea moved by the US for his custody.
Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot passed the order regarding extradition Arif Naqvi to the US.
“The safety and rights will not be at risk in the US jails as contended by Naqvi’s lawyer during the extradition hearings,” the judge observed.
During the proceedings, Arif Naqvi did not show emotions. He also did not talk to media when he arrived there.
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