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Czech Constitutional Court Rejects Nikhil Gupta’s Extradition Appeal

In a significant legal development, the Czech Constitutional Court has dismissed Indian national Nikhil Gupta’s petition challenging his extradition to the U.S. The court’s decision affirms lower court rulings that considered all relevant factors and found no grounds to prevent Gupta’s extradition. Rejecting claims of political motivation behind the case, the court asserted that fundamental rights and freedoms were not violated in the extradition process.

Gupta, implicated in a murder-for-hire plot targeting Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, faces charges in the U.S. The court’s decision marks the culmination of legal proceedings in Czech courts regarding Gupta’s extradition. With this ruling, the matter now awaits a final decision by Justice Minister Pavel Blazek on Gupta’s extradition to the U.S., further shaping the trajectory of this complex international legal case.