It’s a victory for India as UK clears fugitive Vijay Mallya's extradition

In what is the biggest development in the Vijay Mallya Extradition case; UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, has signed the order to extradite the fugitive liquor baron back to India.

It’s a victory for India as UK clears fugitive Vijay Mallya's extradition It’s a victory for India as UK clears fugitive Vijay Mallya's extradition Source : press

In what is the biggest development in the Vijay Mallya Extradition case; UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, has signed the order to extradite the fugitive liquor baron back to India. 


A UK Home Office spokesperson confirmed the news; saying," On February 3, the Secretary of State, having carefully considered all relevant matters, signed the order for Vijay Mallya's extradition to India. Vijay Mallya is accused in India of conspiracy to defraud, making false representations and money laundering offenses."


While the Indian Government was quick to ‘welcome' the decision; Mallya has said that he would appeal against the order. To do so; Mallya has a window of 14 days only. 


While there has been no official statement; certain Government sources have been quoted saying," We have taken note of the decision of the UK Home Secretary to sign on the order for Vijay Mallya's extradition to India. While we welcome the UK Government's decision in the matter, we await the early completion of the legal process for his extradition."


Mallya; who was known as the "King of Good Times" owing to his flamboyant lifestyle, claims that he is the victim of a high-profile "witch-hunt" led by Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government took to his Twitter handle to react to the orders of his extradition.


His tweet read," After the decision was handed down on December 10, 2018, by the Westminster Magistrates Court, I stated my intention to appeal. I could not initiate the appeal process before a decision by the Home Secretary. Now I will initiate the appeal process."



A special PMLA court in Mumbai branded Mallya as the first fugitive economic offender for an alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crore following an appeal filed by the Enforcement Directorate; following which the Westminster Magistrates' Court in December 2018 ordered Mallya's extradition in a major boost to India's efforts.


In the recent past, the Indian government has successfully extradited Deepak Talwar, Rajeev Saxena and Christian Michel in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.



Download The Lehren App For Latest & More News, Gossips And Videos