Vijay Mallya Case: UK Court Orders Absconding Businessman’s Extradition

If the verdict goes against Mallya, the judge may grant him permission to appeal in a higher court.

Updated: December 10, 2018 8:09 PM IST

By News Desk

Vijay Mallya

New Delhi: Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya is set to appear before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Monday when his extradition trial is listed for a judgment hand-down. Notably, Mallya (62) is wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crores.  He has been on bail since his arrest on an extradition warrant in April last year.

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If the verdict goes against Mallya, the judge may grant him permission to appeal in a higher court. If the verdict goes in favour of the liquor baron and against India, the CBI and the ED would get 14 days to file an appeal in a higher court.

On Sunday, a joint team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) led by CBI Joint Director A Sai Manohar left for the United Kingdom for the court proceedings.

He (Mallya) has contested his extradition on the grounds that the case against him is “politically motivated” and the loans he has been accused of defrauding on were sought to keep his now-defunct airline afloat. “I did not borrow a single rupee. The borrower was Kingfisher Airlines. Money was lost due to a genuine and sad business failure. Being held as guarantor is not fraud,” he said in his recent Twitter post on the issue.

Last week, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea filed by Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the proceedings initiated by the ED to declare him a fugitive economic offender and confiscate his assets. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul asked the ED to file a response on Mallya’s plea seeking to ward off the “fugitive” tag against his name.

Live Updates

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  • 5:49 PM IST

    Vijay Mallya Case Live Updates: CBI welcomes Westminster Magistrate Court’s order to extradite Mallya to India.

  • 5:47 PM IST

    Vijay Mallya Case Live Updates: Mallya’s extradition will now be referred to the Secretary of State who will sign on the extradition. He has 28 days to do so. On the other hand, Mallya has 14 days to appeal in the higher court.

  • 5:44 PM IST

    Vijay Mallya Case Live Updates: According to News 18, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London has ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya.

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  • 4:39 PM IST

    Vijay Mallya Case Live Updates: Mallya sought to disprove the narrative that he has “stolen” money and said his offer to repay the principal amount to the Indian banks was “not bogus”. Mallya made the remarks while talking to reporters outside the Westminster Magistrates’ Court which is expected to deliver its verdict on his extradition after a year-long trial.

  • 3:43 PM IST

    Vijay Mallya Case Live Updates: If extradited, Mallya will be lodged in one of the high security barracks located in a two-storey building inside the prison complex, which also housed 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, a prison official said.

  • 3:42 PM IST

    Vijay Mallya Case Live Updates: Authorities at the Arthur Road prison here have kept a high security cell ready for liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya if he is extradited from UK in connection with loan default cases against him in India, an official said Monday.

  • 3:26 PM IST

    Vijay Mallya Case Live Updates: Vijay Mallya in London when asked ‘how genuine is his offer of settlement’: There is nothing genuine or ingenuine. Please understand that the offer has been made in a court of law. Nobody disrespects a court of law.

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Published Date: December 10, 2018 9:47 AM IST

Updated Date: December 10, 2018 8:09 PM IST