India needs to reply to defence evidence in Mallya extradition case before Nov 3: MEA
India needs to reply to the defence evidence of embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya before November 3 in a UK court, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday.
Giving details of the case before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in the UK, ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the extradition request in respect of Mallya, accused of many financial defaults, was handed over to the UK High Commission on February 9. Mallya was arrested and produced before the Westminster Magistrates Court in London on April 18 and granted conditional bail, he said. In the case management review held on July 6, the tentative date for extradition hearing was announced to be December 4 and Mallya's bail was also extended until then on the same terms and conditions. PTI