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Crowd shouts 'chor hai' as Mallya leaves from The Oval after match

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Absconding liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, who is facing proceedings in the UK, was greeted with 'chor hai' chants outside on Sunday as he made his way out of the stadium after watching Cup match between and

As came out from the stadium, along with his mother, Lalitha, the crowd surrounded the liquor baron and chanted 'chor hai'.

Asked how he would respond to the chants by the crowd, said, "I am making sure my mother doesn't get hurt."

Earlier in the day, was seen attending India's match against at and evaded questions on his case.

He told ANI, "I am here to watch the game," and added that "preparations are underway for the next hearing scheduled in July."

The and the had last year ordered Mallya's to over charges of money laundering, fraud and conspiracy after he failed to convince authorities there that he has been made a victim of political intrigue.

On April 8, a had denied permission to the fugitive to appeal against his extradition order to to face trial for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.

The 63-year-old embattled liquor baron had approached the court against the February 5 order signed by the UK Home approving Mallya's extradition.

The rejection of Mallya's appeal is seen as a positive development for authorities in India who have been pushing for the extradition of the who faces charges of loan frauds, money laundering and other economic offences.

A major breakthrough was achieved on December 10 when the found merit in the charges registered against Mallya in India and approved his extradition.

As per the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate, Mallya had allegedly paid USD 200,000 to a British firm and some European countries for displaying the logo of his now defunct in Championships in in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

The investigating agency also claimed that the money was paid without prior approval from the (RBI) in violation of the FERA norms.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 05:33 IST