By Neha Sinha, Updated : Apr 20, 2020 17:01 IST
United Kingdom Court dismisses Vijay Mallya’s petition against extradition to India

The United Kingdom Court has rejected his petition filed against Malaya's extradition case in India. Mallya is a wanted accused in nine thousand crore rupees fraud and money laundering cases. Vijay Mallya, the former Kingfisher Airlines chief, had filed the said petition in the High Court of England and Wales against his extradition to India in February this year. 

A two-member bench of London's Royal Court of Justice, Lord Justice Stephen Irwin and Justice Elizabeth Laying, heard and dismissed Mallya's appeal. During a hearing in the High Court on Mallya's plea challenging the extradition order, the bench of judges had come to the conclusion that the fugitives are strong evidence of dishonesty against the liquor businessman. Mallya was also present in the court during the hearing and seriously listened to the debate.

U.K Court  rejected Vijay Mallya’s petition against extradition to India 

Before the court, British government advocate Mark Summers said that according to the extradition agreement, 32,000-page evidence has been produced to hand over Mallya to India. All the above evidence is telling the whole story itself. He had said that even in the long trial the lower court has accepted this evidence as true. In such a situation, Mallya should be extradited to India so that the process of cases registered against him can be taken forward. Mallya, in his arguments, blamed the policies of the Indian government for the failure of Kingfisher Airlines.

However, according to reports, Mallya may move the Supreme Court against this order of the High Court. Recently, the London High Court granted relief to Mallya, saying that he would not be declared bankrupt at the moment. Mallya owes a debt of around £ 1.145 billion. Recently, there was a demand to declare him bankrupt.

UK Court dismisses Vijay Mallya’s appeal

Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya had said last month to repay the loan. Mallya, while addressing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, said that he was ready to repay the entire loan amount borrowed by the bankrupt Kingfisher Airlines during the critical period of the Corona epidemic. He, however, alleged that the bank and the Enforcement Directorate were not helping him in this. 

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