India hands over Mallya extradition papers

India hands over Mallya extradition papers
India last week provided the United Kingdom the documents required to be submitted in a London court for the extradition of fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) handed over the documents received from the probe agencies to the British High Commission in New Delhi last week. The documents will be submitted to the court of the Chief Magistrate at Westminster in London. The business tycoon is wanted in India for his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines’ default on loans worth nearly Rs 9,000 crore.

“These papers were required in connection with the hearing in the extradition matter which, as I said, is sub-judice in the court in London and these papers were handed over to the British High Commission (in New Delhi) last week. This is a huge bunch of papers,” Gopal Baglay, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said on Friday.

The documents the MEA handed over to the British High Commission on June 9 included a supplementary charge sheet filed by the CBI against Mallya in a court in Mumbai on June 2, and a sworn affidavit by the superintendent of police in charge of the Special Investigation Team of the agency.

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