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Centre taking steps to get Mallya back to India: Venkaiah Naidu

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A day after Vijay Mallya was arrested in London, Union Minister M. on Wednesday said the Centre is making all necessary steps to get the baron back to and put him before the

"The of will take all necessary steps to get Vijay Mallya back to and put him before the That is the purpose of the government," Naidu told ANI.

He further said that the would persuade the to extradite the baron from

"We will be impressing upon the government to extradite the baron from UK and send him back to India as he is facing charges in India. We hope UK government will respond positively," he added.

Mallya was arrested yesterday by Yard in on an extradition warrant by India. He was later granted bail.

Following Mallya's arrest, the Yard issued a statement saying that the absconding businessman was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud.

"Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Extradition Unit have this morning, Tuesday 18 April arrested a man on an extraction warrant. He was arrested after attending a central police station, and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later today, 18 April," read the official statement of the Yard.

His arrest came after a Delhi court had issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant against Mallya in connection with the 1995 FERA violation case.

Last month, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed that Mallya's extradition has been stratified by the Secretary of State of the U.K. Government and added that a warrant would soon be released against him.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 11:09 IST