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Indian jails are decent places for people like Mallya: Rahul

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Days after the CBI sent a video footage of an Indian jail to a UK court, on Saturday said that Indian jails are "decent places for people like Vijay Mallya".

Rahul attacked the for its "lenient" approach towards fugitive offenders like Nirav Modi, and

"Before leaving India, met a few senior leaders of BJP and that's documented. I won't name who, but he did meet them," Gandhi said during his interaction with the here.

Gandhi was responding to a question how he thinks the is handling Mallya's case and whether Indian jails are up to scratch.

"I think Indian prisons are very decent places as far as is concerned," he said.

He said law should be equal for all. "Just because you are Mallya and have Rs 9,000 crore in the bank, so you require a different jail, it should not be...," the said.

The has sent a video footage of Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail's 12 where Mallya is supposed to be kept after extradicion.

The specifications of the jail barrack were highlighted after a asked the Indian authorities to submit a video of the jail compartment where Mallya would be kept.

The UK court's directions came after Mallya's defence team focused its objections on the lack of natural light available in Barrack 12 and claimed that the assurance cannot be relied upon.

Targeting the Centre, the said that they are "leninent" for fugitive offenders and it did not act against PNB scam accused and Mehul Choksi, of the Gitanjali group, who are wanted by the Indian agencies in Rs 13,500 crore (PNB) fraud case.

He said that there are "relationships" between Nirav Modi, Choksi and the

"There are relationships between Nirav Modi, Choksi and the And these relationships come in the middle of justice," he alleged.

Gandhi questioned: "Indian banks gave Rs 35,000 crore loan to Narendra Modi let him run away from How many jobs did create? On what basis was he given Rs 35,000 crore? What were the foundations of his business and why aren't you trying to get him back?".



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First Published: Sun, August 26 2018. 00:04 IST