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Can't have different jail for Mallya: Rahul Gandhi

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on Saturday commented on the controversy over condition of Indian jails, particularly the one where liquor baron will be lodged after his extradition and said that "justice should be same for all and can't have a different jail".

Interacting with Indian Journalists Association in London, Gandhi said, "Justice should be same for all Indian people, it shouldn't be that just because you are and have 9,000 crores in the bank, you require a different jail than other people in "

In his elaborate reply, the also made an attack on (BJP) and hinted towards an apparent shielding of fugitive business persons including Mallya and diamantaire

"Before leaving met some of the senior BJP leaders and it is documented. I won't take names but he did meet them. So they are pretty lenient to these people. took 45, 000 crores, took off from There is a relationship between Mehul Choksi, and and these relationships come in the middle of justice."

He also questioned the basis of imparting huge sums as loans to these absconding and said, "The real question is when we talk about job creation. Indian banks gave 35,000 crores to Nirav Modi. let him run away from India. How many jobs did Nirav create and on what basis he was given such big sums? That's the same exact thing for I think were pretty suited places for Mallya".

Mallya, who is under fire over financial fraud and money laundering, left India on March 2, 2016. The owes Rs 9,000 crore to several Indian banks.

Nirav Modi, who is at the centre of multi-crore (PNB) scam absconded in early 2018. In July, the issued a Red Corner Notice against him.

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First Published: Sat, August 25 2018. 23:03 IST