Published On : Mon, Feb 4th, 2019

Vijay Mallya’s extradition accepted

In what can be seen as a success for investigating agencies, UK Home Secretary on Monday approved fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s extradition order.

On Friday, Vijay Mallya claimed his groups properties worth over Rs 13,000 crore have been attached, more than the claimed Rs 9,000 crore that he ran away with asking where is justice and how far will it go.

Mallya also claimed that the banks to which he owes money have given an open licence to their lawyers in England to pursue multiple frivolous litigations against him questioning the brazen spending of public money on legal fees”.

Last year in December Westminster Magistrates Court Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot had ruled in favour of extradition of Mallya.

Mallya left India on March 2, 2016 after defaulting on loan amounting to Rs 9,000 crore he had taken for his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines.