In the last 15 months, Modi tried to escape arrest in numerous ways. He applied for citizenship of Vanuatu, an island about 1,750 km away from Australia. He also sought a permanent residence in Singapore.
Not only this, but Modi also spoke to law firms in the UK hoping to get shelter in a third country.
Plastic surgery was also apparently on his mind.
It seems Modi wasn't as smart as his uncle
While Choksi applied for Antigua citizenship in 2017 itself, Modi didn't take any such step which got him into deep trouble.
A reporter of the UK's The Telegraph found Modi in London and the story got worldwide attention.
That is why when Modi went to Metro Bank to open a bank account, a teller informed police about his presence and he was arrested.
Modi doesn't have many options left
Unlike in Vijay Mallya's case, Modi's extradition could be easier. The Kingfisher boss told UK courts that his failed business stopped him from returning money to banks.
But in Modi's case, his conspiracy is well-documented in CBI's chargesheet.
The report added that Modi's accomplices, Mihir Bhansali, Subhash Parab, and Mayank Mehta, are also under scanner. So, he has literally run out of options.
Judge doubted Modi's intentions so didn't grant him bail
Notably, Westminster Magistrates' Court rejected Modi's bail plea Wednesday despite his lawyer making an offer of Rs. 4.5cr for security.
Judge Marie Mallon said there's enough evidence to believe that if granted bail, Modi won't surrender.
Modi, who wore formal clothes for his hearing and not the "expensive Ostrich leather jacket", told Mallon he didn't wish to be extradited but the judge remained unimpressed.