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Mallya denies all allegations of being a defaulter, says has evidence to prove it

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Business tycoon Vijay Mallya on Tuesday categorically denied all allegations of being a defaulter of banks back in India, and said he had evidence to prove it in any

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 "

Mallya arrived at the Westminster Magistrates' 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 crores 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 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 fugitive 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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