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Govt. should strike a deal for Mallya's return: JD (U)

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Retorting to the claims of absconding loan defaulter Vijay Mallya, (United) on Tuesday said that the embattled baron will not return to until he wishes to.

JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav said until the strikes a deal with Mallya there are no signs of his return.

"Vijay Mallya is not coming back. He will come back when he wants. If the strikes some deal with him then he might come else he will never return," said Yadav.

Meanwhile, Communist Party of (CPI) said if Mallya has enough evidence with him he should return and face the in

"is a country which believes in rule of Why is he living as a in He can come back and face the law," said leader D. Raja.

"Now the of should take up this issue with the British and convince the British that he is a and he must face in the country and that he must be sent back," he added.

Mallya has categorically denied all allegations of being a defaulter of banks back in and said he had evidence to prove it in any court.

Speaking to media here ahead of his extradition hearing in a court, Mallya said, "I deny all allegations, I have enough evidence to prove my case in court."

Mallya arrived at the Westminster Magistrates' Court in in the company of his son Siddarth.

"I have nothing to say, I deny all allegations. I have not eluded any court," he added.

Britain's Crown Prosecution Service will argue the extradition case on India's behalf. A joint CBI-ED team went to last month with documents to bolster the Crown's case

Mallya owes as much as Rs. 9,000 crore to Indian banks. He was declared arrested in absentia on April 18 after made a formal extradition request for him on February 8.

The 61-year-old chief of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines fled on March 2 last year, has been living in Britain, mostly, since then.

He has been accused of "dual criminality" - of cheating and money laundering.

"Our aim is to build a strong, infallible case and these meetings will help resolve issues across the table.

The businessman was in the news this week after he was heckled by cricket fans who chanted "chor, chor" (thief, thief) as he arrived to watch the India-South Africa Champions Trophy match at The Oval grounds in

Last week, he brazenly said on Twitter that he plans to attend all matches plays in the ongoing Champions Trophy.

Mallya also made an appearance at a June 5 fundraising dinner in held by Indian skipper Virat Kohli who had reportedly not invited him.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 22:07 IST