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India seeks UK help in extradition of Mallya, Lalit Modi

Lalit Modi left India after being charged with money laundering

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi

on Thursday sought the help of forearly extradition of liquor baron and former IPL honcho andin locating diamantaire Modiduring the third Indo-UK home affairs dialogue here, officials said.

also asked not to allow the British territory to be used for anti-activities by Kashmiri and Khalistani separatists.

"We have sought the help of the authorities in the UK in extradition of our wanted persons. The process is on and everyone knows because of our proactive action, had to go to a court in the UK," an privy to the two-hour long meeting here.

While the Indian delegation was led by Rajiv Gauba, the UK team was led byPatsy Wilkinson.

Issues related to Mallya, and figured in the meeting, said.

also sought the UK's assistance in extradition of alleged cricket bookie andlegal help in prosecution of 16 other alleged criminals.

Mallya, facing CBI and ED investigations, is accused of defrauding Indian banks of Rs 9,000 crore.

He left India on March 2, 2016, and was arrested by next year on an extradition warrant. Out on bail, is fighting the extradition case in a

Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, who left India early this year, are wanted by authorities for allegedly duping Bank of Rs 13,000 crore.

left India after being charged with money laundering.

During the dialogue, India also raised the visa problems faced by its nationals, including delays in visas to students, the high amount charged for UK visas and lengthy waiting period for tourist visas.

Matters related to the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and strengthening of intelligence-sharing mechanism were also taken up, another said.

The India-UK home affairs dialogue was set up during British Theresa May's visit to India in November 2016.

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First Published: Thu, May 31 2018. 03:23 IST