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Mallya renews application for appeal against extradition

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Embattled liquor tycoon has submitted a "renewal application" in the UK High Court, making another attempt at appealing against his extradition to to face and charges amounting to Rs 9,000 crores.

The 63-year-old former boss failed in his first attempt at an application seeking "leave to appeal" in the court last Friday and had five business days to renew that application to seek a brief oral hearing before a judge, where his lawyers will further plead his case against being extradited to

"A renewal form has been received and will be listed in due course," a said on Friday.

UK had signed off on a order for to be extradited to face the Indian courts back in February. then filed an application for permission to appeal against that decision in the High Court, which was refused by Justice William Davis, giving him a week to apply for oral consideration via a renewal application.

The case will now be listed in the coming weeks for a hearing before a judge, where Mallya's legal team and (CPS) arguing on behalf of the will go head to head to reiterate factors for and against the businessman's extradition to in

As per legal procedure in the UK, Mallya's first written "leave to appeal application had been passed on Justice Davis, who was to make a decision on the basis of papers submitted and rejected that application "on papers".

A must now decide following an oral consideration in coming weeks if Mallya's appeal can proceed to a full hearing.

Meanwhile, the remains on bail on an extradition warrant executed by in April 2017. At the end of a year-long extradition trial at in last December, had ruled that the flashy billionaire had a "case to answer" in the Indian courts.

The found there was "clear evidence of dispersal and misapplication of the loan funds" and accepted a prima facie case of and a conspiracy to launder money against Mallya, as presented by the CPS on behalf of the Indian authorities.

The court had also dismissed any bars to extradition on the grounds of the prison conditions under which the would be held, as the judge accepted the Indian government's assurances that he would receive all necessary medical care at Barrack 12 in

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 14:35 IST
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