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Those who have looted will have to return that: PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Those who have "looted the poor and the middle classes will have to return what they have looted," Prime Minister Modi said today, on a day businessman Vijay Mallya was arrested in on loan default charges.

"Indeed. There is no place for corruption in Those who looted the poor & middle classes will have to return what they have looted," he tweeted.

He was responding to a tweet by a follower who wrote that "...Corruption not only robs us of hard earned money but also of our dignity."

Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was arrested in by Yard on India's request for his extradition in a loan default case.

Senior Indian officials described his arrest as the first salvo in the case, which will now involve a legal process in the to determine if Mallya can be extradited to to face charges in Indian courts.

In response to another tweet, Modi wrote, "India's farmers are the nation's pride. Their hardwork feeds millions. We are doing everything possible for their welfare.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 21:57 IST