In­dia Hands Over Re­quest to UK to Ex­tra­dite Vi­jay Mallya

Mallya faces cases of loan de­fault and fi­nan­cial bungling

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New Delhi: In­dia handed over an ex­tra­di­tion re­quest to the UK for ab­scond­ing busi­ness­man Vi­jay Mallya, who is fac­ing cases of loan de­fault and other fi­nan­cial ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties, on Thurs­day. “To­day, we handed over the re­quest for ex­tra­di­tion of Vi­jay Vit­tal Mallya which we re­ceived from the CBI to the UK High Com­mis­sion here. We have re­quested the UK side to ex­tra­dite him to face trial in In­dia,” Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs Min­istry Spokesman Vikas Swarup said.

As­sert­ing that In­dia has a “le­git­i­mate” case against Mal- lya, he said if an ex­tra­di­tion re­quest is hon­oured, it shows their “sen­si­tiv­ity to­wards our con­cerns. We have made the ex­tra­di­tion re­quest in pre­scribed for­mat and it is for the UK to de­lib­er­ate on the re­quest and take fur­ther ac­tion,” he added. Swarup also said In­dia is yet to make an ex­tra­di­tion re­quest for for­mer IPL Chair­man Lalit Modi. Last month, a CBI court had is­sued a non-bail­able war­rant against Mallya in the .₹ 720-crore IDBI Bank loan de­fault case. Mallya, whose now-de­funct King­fisher Air­lines owes more than 9,000 crore to var­i­ous banks, had left In­dia on March 2.


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