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Arrest shows govt's will to act against Mallya: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The arrest of Vijay Mallya, wanted in for defaulting on loans, by the Yard in underlines the Modi government's will to act against people accused of defrauding public resources, the said today.

It is a confirmation of the government's relentless efforts and commitment to act against those involved in illegal activities like generation of black money, party spokesperson Nalin Kohli said.

The has made it clear that such people will be dealt with severely, he said.

It has acted at every level to bring the baron to book, he said, noting that Minister had taken up the issue with his British counterpart.

Right from the formation of a Special Investigation Team against in the first cabinet meeting under Prime Minister Modi to the current initiation of the extradition process against Mallya, the has acted at every level, Kohli said.

"Investigation agencies have a free hand to act without fear and favour," he said.

The 61-year-old embattled Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender in India, was arrested in on India's request for his extradition on fraud charges.

He was released on bail a few hours later.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 20:22 IST