Vijay Mallya Extradition: “Legal Issues Delaying Vijay Mallya Extradition”: Centre To Supreme Court

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'Legal Issues Delaying Vijay Mallya Extradition': Centre To Supreme Court

Mallya, 65, has been within the UK since March 2016 and is preventing extradition to India (File)

New Delhi:

Authorized problems – particulars of which can’t be shared because of its “confidential” nature – are delaying enterprise tycoon Vijay Mallya’s extradition from the UK, the UK has instructed India, in accordance with an Exterior Affairs Ministry letter shared with the Supreme Courtroom on Monday.

“We are attempting our greatest to (get) Vijay Mallya extradited however, (due to) authorized complexities within the UK, standing is identical,” the federal government instructed the courtroom when requested for an replace on the extradition of the enterprise tycoon, who is needed for defaulting on Rs 9,000 crore in loans.

“The Ministry of Exterior Affairs has been knowledgeable by the UK authorities ‘there’s a additional authorized problem that wants resolving earlier than Mallya might be extradited. Below United Kingdom regulation, extradition can not happen till it’s resolved’,” the ministry’s letter stated.

The letter quoted the UK authorities as saying: “Because it (the “authorized problem”) is judicial in nature, the difficulty is confidential and you’ll perceive that Her Majesty’s Authorities can not present any extra particulars. We additionally can not estimate how lengthy this problem will take to resolve.”

The UK authorities stated: “… totally understands the significance of this case to the Authorities of India… Her Majesty’s Authorities is in search of to cope with the difficulty as shortly as potential.”

The courtroom was instructed the difficulty had been raised with the UK’s Dwelling Secretary in January. “From political and government to administrative stage… the difficulty is being checked out,” the courtroom was instructed.

The 2-judge bench of Justices UU Lalit and Ashok Bhushan will hear the case subsequent on March 15.


In November, when requested the identical query, the federal government gave an similar reply, saying “… been instructed there is a confidential authorized problem… following which Vijay Mallya might be extradited”.

“No specific timeline has been indicated to us and we proceed to take up this problem with UK authorities,” Anurag Srivastava, the Exterior Affairs spokesperson, stated.

The federal government was responding to requests for an replace throughout a associated matter – a contempt of courtroom listening to involving Mallya transferring US$40 million, to his son Siddharth and daughters Leanna and Tanya, in violation of courtroom orders.

The 65-year-old Mallya, who has been within the UK since March 2016, is preventing extradition in a case involving the now defunct Kingfisher Airways. A British courtroom cleared the extradition in Might nevertheless it has been delayed by “secret proceedings”, the federal government instructed the Supreme Courtroom final month.

Vijay Mallya, who denies the fees in opposition to him, has repeatedly stated Indian banks can take again 100 per cent of the principal quantity owed to them.


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