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Vijay Mallya extradition case: CBI officials leave for UK to attend hearing

Mallya left for the United Kingdom in March 2016 taking advantage of the dilution in the CBI lookout notice against him

Vijay Mallya
Vijay Mallya

A team of officials led by the CBI's Joint Director, S Sai Manohar, left for London on Sunday to attend a crucial hearing in the extradition case of embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Monday, sources said. Manohar will take the place of Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who had been attending the trial till now. The government had sent Asthana on forced leave, divesting him of all powers after he and CBI Director Alok Verma entered in a bitter feud. Two officials of the Enforcement Directorate are also accompanying the CBI officer, sources said. Manohar is part of the SIT earlier ...