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Mallya pokes fun at 'Indian media hype' over his arrest

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A nonchalant Vijay Mallya took to Twitter today to poke fun at the "Indian media hype" over his arrest in and said the extradition hearing was "as expected".

The 61-year-old baron, who is co-owner of Sahara Force Formula One Team, made a series of retweets of the team's practice session in

Known for his flamboyance, the only reference Mallya made to his arrest was to blame the Indian media with an earlier tweet.

"Usual Indian media hype. Extradition hearing in started today as expected," Mallya tweeted.

Apart from the Formula One action, he showed his interest in health matters, retweeting two tweets from Doctify, a health platform in the that offers solutions to patients who want to search, compare and book doctors online.

While one was on medical data security and health challenges, his other retweet was on contact lens hygiene routine.

Earlier in the day, Mallya - who has been declared a proclaimed offender - was arrested in after he appeared at a central police station.

Mallya is wanted in for defaulting on loans. His now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs 9,000 crore to many banks.

He had fled on March 2, 2016 and has repeatedly dismissed the charges against him.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 19:42 IST