India on Thursday sought the help of United Kingdom forearly extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya and former IPL honcho Lalit Modi andin locating diamantaire Nirav Modiduring the third Indo-UK home affairs dialogue here, officials said.
"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, Mallya had to go to a court in the UK," an official privy to the two-hour long meeting here.
While the Indian delegation was led by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, the UK team was led byPatsy Wilkinson.
Mallya, facing CBI and ED investigations, is accused of defrauding Indian banks of Rs 9,000 crore.
Lalit Modi 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 official said.
The India-UK home affairs dialogue was set up during British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to India in November 2016.
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