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Rijiju thanks UK government for cooperation in Mallya case

Press Trust of India  |  London 

of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today thanked the for its cooperation in the ongoing case of tycoon

The minister, who is on a tour of this week, held talks with the country's of state for security at the Home Office, Ben Wallace,on broad security issues.

"As part of the discussions, the thanked the for all its cooperation in the case," a senior present at the meeting said.

is set to return to Westminster Magistrates' in today for one the final hearings in the case.

The 62-year-old is wanted in to stand trialon charges of and money laundering allegedly amounting to around Rs 9,000 crores.

is set to rule on the"admissibility" of some of the evidence presented by the Indian in the caseand is also expected to set a timetable for her verdict on whether the UK-based can be extradited to to face the allegations involving his now-defunct

Besides the case, issues such as the rise of fundamentalism and Sikh extremism were discussed during Rijiju's meeting with the

"The minister invited Wallace to visit to continue discussions on security issues," the said.

The has reportedly expressed an interest in learning from India's experiences on Islamist terrorism as a country with one of the largest Muslim populations in the world but the smallest number of radicalised elements in the Islamic State (ISIS).

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 17:40 IST