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Mallya's defence lawyers raising issues to delay extradition: Rijiju

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(MoS) for Home on Friday said that defence lawyers who are raising issues over baron case are just delaying the matter adding that they need not worry about conditions of trial in or of our judiciary.

Rijiju's statement comes hours after Mallya's defence questioned the admissibility, reliability and evidentiary value of documentation submitted by the of

While speaking to ANI, Rijiju said "Defence lawyers are raising issues just to delay matter but we have requisite things in for fair trial of or anybody".

"So they need not worry about conditions of trial in or should not cast aspersion on independence of our judiciary," Rijiju.

Yesterday, after a long recess over the and New Year period, the extradition trial of resumed at Westminster Magistrate's

In a long and technical submission filled with legalese, Mallya's defence questioned the admissibility, reliability and evidentiary value of documentation submitted by the of India, in particular, the witness statements submitted by a wide array of witnesses such as banking officials.

Section 84 of the United Kingdom's Extradition Act provides strict regulations that pertain to the reliability and quality of documentary evidence.

Montgomery requested to check the documents submitted by the of for admissibility.

Mallya's also protested the fact that the Indian government's documents and statements included submissions that had no relevance to the case - which is the central axis on which the extradition trial hinges.

She also pointed to numerous glaring anomalies in the prosecutions documents and witness statements, including some which she said had been "cut and pasted" and submitted as being from different witnesses.

After hearing the argument, the has extended Mallya's bail to April 2.

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

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:25 IST
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