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Issue of extradition of Vijay Mallya progressing through appropriate legal channels: British Minister

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The issue of of liquor baron is progressing through appropriate legal channels and Britain has "reassured" about it, British for Countering Extremism Baroness Williams said today.

The issue came up for discussion between Williams and of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju during a meeting here.

She, however, declined to comment on whether the issue of and Mehul Choksi, both wanted for financial fraud, came up for discussion.

Last month, had said had conveyed his unhappiness to his British counterpart over focus on conditions of Indian prisons during court hearings on Mallya's

Modi, during a meeting with May in in April, told her that it was not proper for courts to ask about the condition of Indian jails as the British themselves had kept Mahatma Gandhi, and other Indian leaders in these prisons, Swaraj had said.

When asked whether the is convinced that the jails are comfortable for Mallya, she said, "The issue is progressing through the appropriate legal channels and I spoke to the (Rijiju) and gave him reassurances on that.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 23:35 IST