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CBI, ED team in London court to secure Vijay Mallya's extradition

Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel was the first to be extradited from Britain to India in late 2016. He was wanted in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat.

IANS  |  New Delhi 

CBI, ED team in London court to secure Vijay Mallya's extradition

A joint team of and is in London for the on Monday in a of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, wanted in India over non-payment of huge bank loans and a case of fraud and money laundering, an official said.

The CBI-team will assist their lawyers for securing Mallya's extradition -- the second extradition from the UK after signing an extradition treaty with the country 25 years ago.

The extradition heading is to being later on Monday in a Westminster Magistrates Court.

Indian agencies told IANS they are confident of putting up solid evidence against Mallya and he should get extradited.

According to sources, Mark Summers from Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will lead India's charge for the prosecution while Clare Montgomery will lead Mallya's defence.

A official said they have submitted a 2,000 page dossier on Mallya, detailing how he cheated Indian public sector banks and diverted the loans taken for Kingfisher Airlines over the years.

Additional documentary evidence was also submitted in the recently, he added.

Union Minister of state for Home last month held a discussion over Mally's extradition with visiting UK Minister of State for Immigration Brandon Lewis.

There are serious charges of financial irregularities against Mallya amounting Rs 9,000 crore.

was the first to be extradited from Britain to India in late 2016. He was wanted in connection with the 2002 post-in Gujarat.

Mallya was rearrested on October 3 by police in London in connection with a fraud and money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and was released on bail by a soon after.

 

First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 14:02 IST
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