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UK moves to deport Vijay Mallya

PTI
Published Mar 25, 2017, 2:51 am IST
Updated Mar 25, 2017, 3:01 am IST
British government has certified India’s request and sent it to a district judge for further action.
The development is a step forward towards securing the extradition of the fugitive businessman wanted in India for loan default of over Rs 9,000 crore.
 The development is a step forward towards securing the extradition of the fugitive businessman wanted in India for loan default of over Rs 9,000 crore.

New Delhi: Setting in motion the process of extradition of Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, the British government has certified India’s request and sent it to a district judge for further action.

“The UK Home department on February 21 conveyed that the request of India for extradition of Mallya has been certified by the secretary of state and sent to the Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a district judge to consider the issue of releasing of warrant,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said. The development is a step forward towards securing the extradition of the fugitive businessman wanted in India for loan default of over Rs 9,000 crore. Mr Baglay also noted that a formal extradition request in respect of Mallya as per the Extradition Treaty between India and the UK was handed over on November.

 

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