Vijay Mallya's extradition to India cleared by UK
February 5, 2019
Businessman Vijay Mallya who had fled to the United Kingdom to escape authorities in India may soon be back in the country.
The order for Mallya's extradition to India has been cleared and signed by the UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid. Mallya now has a time of 14 days to appeal against the extradition order.
Reacting to the news, Arun Jaitley tweeted "Modi Government clears one more step to get Mallya extradited while Opposition rallies around the Saradha Scamsters."
Vijay Mallya is accused of defrauding loan amount of around 9000 crores from several banks in India. He is also accused of other serious crimes such as fraud, money laundering and violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
Mallya has been living in London since March 2016, while Indian authorities have busy in getting clearance for his extradition. Mallya has been fighting against his extradition in courts as he is a legal citizen of UK and wants to avoid coming back to India at all costs.
Most of the properties owned by Mallya have already been auctioned for recovery of amount he has defrauded.
Mallya has been a former Rajya Sabha member and owner of an IPL cricket team and Force India Formula One team. He is known for his lavish lifestyle and penchant for the high life.
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