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Mallya extradition: India needs to reply to defence evidence before Nov 3

Mallya was re-arrested and granted bail thereafter till December 4

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former Indian politician and billionaire businessman Vijay Mallya arrives for his extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London
Former Indian politician and billionaire businessman Vijay Mallya

India needs to reply to the defence evidence of embattled tycoon before November 3 in a UK court, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday.

Giving details of the case before the Westminster Magistrates' Court in the UK, ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the extradition request in respect of Mallya, accused of many financial defaults, was handed over to the UK High Commission here on February 9.


was arrested and produced before the Westminster Magistrates' Court in on April 18 for an extradition hearing and granted conditional bail, he said.

In the case management review held on July 6, the tentative date for extradition hearing was announced to be December 4 and Mallya's bail was also extended until then on the same terms and conditions, the spokesperson said.

"Another case management review hearing was held on 14 September 2017 in which defence evidence was served to UK Crown Prosecution Service for a response from the Indian side. Indian authorities need to send a reply to the defence evidence before 3 November 2017," he added.

He also noted that in the hearing on October 4, UK Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of India filed a supplemental affidavit in connection with charges.

was re-arrested and granted bail thereafter till December 4 when an extradition hearing is scheduled to commence, Kumar said, adding the pre-trial review on the case is scheduled for November 20.

First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 00:57 IST
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