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India's case against Mallya politically motivated, UK court hears

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By Estelle ShirbonLONDON (Reuters) - The Indian government's fraud case against tycoon Vijay Mallya is baseless and politically motivated, his defence lawyer told a London court on Tuesday as she battled to prevent his extradition to his home country.Mallya, who lives in Britain, stands accused in India of fraudulently palming off losses from his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines onto banks by taking out loans he had no intention of repaying. His defence team argue that he is being used as a scapegoat by Indian politicians of all stripes to deflect public anger at the accumulation of bad debts ...

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 21:51 IST