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Mallya spotted at Kennington Oval, evades questions on extradition

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Absconding liquor Baron, Vijay Mallya, who is facing proceedings in UK, was seen attending India's match against at the Oval in on Sunday.

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

The UK home office and the had last year ordered his 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 court has denied permission to 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 liqour baron had approached the court against the February 5 order signed by the UK approving Mallya's extradition.

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

"is accused in India of conspiracy to defraud, making false representations and money laundering offences," the order said.

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. (ANI)

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 16:22 IST
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