Mallya’s Extradition Approved by UK Govt


The UK government on Monday approved liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India after their Home Secretary gave a go ahead, while also giving the liquor baron 14 days to appeal.

Mallya has been on bail in the UK on an extradition warrant since his arrest in April last year, had been fighting extradition to India on charges of fraud and money laundering allegedly amounting to around Rs 9,000 crores.

Mallya is fighting his extradition from the UK to India in a trial which opened in London on December 4 last year. The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), arguing on behalf of the Indian government, has attempted to lay out a prima facie case of fraud against Mallya and establish there are no bars to him being extradited to face Indian courts over the allegations relating to loans made out to erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines


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