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Mallya arrested in UK by Scotland Yard

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Industrialist Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was arrested today in the by Yard on India's request for his extradition.

Mallya, 61, will be appearing in Westminster Magistrates' in later today.

had given a formal extradition request for Mallya as per the Extradition Treaty between and the through a note verbale on February 8.

While handing over the request, had asserted that it has a "legitimate" case against Mallya and maintained that if an extradition request is honoured, it would show British "sensitivity towards our concerns".

Last month, setting in motion the process of extradition of Mallya, the British had certified India's request and sent it to a for further action.

The extradition process from the involves a number of steps including a decision by the judge whether to issue a warrant of arrest. In case of a warrant, the person is arrested and brought before the for preliminary hearing followed by an extradition hearing before a final decision is taken by the secretary of state.

The wanted person has a right to appeal to the higher courts against any decision all the way up to the supreme

Earlier in January this year, a CBI had issued a non-bailable warrant against Mallya in the Rs 720-crore IDBI Bank loan default case.

Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs 9,000 crore to various banks, had fled on March 2, 2016.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 15:57 IST