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Arthur road jail to be Mallya’s home: India to tell UK court


Arthur road jail in Mumbai will be the home of Vijay Mallya if he is extradited to India to face the law in connection with the ~9,000-crore Kingfisher Airlines loan default cases.

This will be conveyed to a British court next week by India through the Crown Prosecutio­n Service, which is arguing the extraditio­n case against Mallya on behalf of India, a home ministry official said.

The Westminste­r Magistrate­s’ Court in London will be told that it is the duty of the state to ensure security of prisoners and Mallya’s apprehensi­on about threat to his life is “misleading”.

The court will be told that the prisons in India are as good as in any other country in the world and prisoners’ rights are fully protected in Indian jails, the official, who is privy to the responses prepared by the government, told PTI. The move came after Mallya’s lawyers said that his life could be in danger if he is extradited to India and there were alleged incidents of human rights violations in Indian jails.

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