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Very strong case of fraud against Vijay Mallya: Govt sources

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

There is prima facie a very strong case of against baron Vijay Mallya, senior sources said today amid reports that his lawyers told a that had no evidence against him.

"The fact remains that there is, prima facie, a very strong case in terms of the UK's Act 2006 against Mallya," a source in the said.

He said reports from had suggested that there was no evidence to support the government's case against Mallya and that his lawyer had torn into the government's extradition plea.

The 61-year-old baron, wanted in on charges of and money laundering allegedly amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore, was in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' for his defence, headed by barrister Clare Montgomery, yesterday.

"The conduct of Vijay Mallya, especially before the Supreme and other courts, was also highlighted to drive home the fact that Mallya has to answer about his dishonest intentions in the contempt proceedings against him in the Supreme Court of India," he said, quoting proceedings in the Westminster Magistrate's court.

Mallya, who was arrested by Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant in April this year, has been out on bailon a bond worth 650,000 pounds.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 00:10 IST