Requested UK Not To Contemplate Asylum For Vijay Mallya, Says India

New Delhi: India has urged the UK to not think about asylum to fugitive enterprise tycoon Vijay Mallya if requested by him and has been in contact with the British authorities for his early extradition. The 64-year-old is needed in India to face fraud fees ensuing from the collapse of his defunct firm Kingfisher Airways.

“Now we have been in contact with the UK authorities for early extradition of Vijay Mallya. Now we have additionally requested the UK aspect to not think about his asylum if requested by him,” Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated in a web based media briefing.

Britain had stated earlier this month that there’s “an extra authorized challenge” that must be resolved earlier than Vijay Mallya’s extradition could be organized.

“Vijay Mallya final month misplaced his attraction in opposition to extradition and was refused permission to attraction to the UK’s Supreme Courtroom. Nonetheless, there’s a additional authorized challenge that must be resolved earlier than Mr Mallya’s extradition could be organized,” a British Excessive Fee spokesperson advised NDTV.

“Beneath the UK legislation, extradition can not happen till it’s resolved. The problem is confidential and we can not go into particulars. We can not estimate how lengthy this challenge will take to resolve. We’re looking for to take care of this as rapidly as doable,” the spokesperson added.

Vijay Mallya was final month denied permission to attraction to the UK Supreme Courtroom in opposition to a Excessive Courtroom order that upheld a 2018 ruling to extradite him to India to face fraud fees ensuing from the collapse of his defunct firm Kingfisher Airways.

As per UK’s Extradition Act, a person needs to be extradited with 28 days of an order by a excessive courtroom or Supreme Courtroom. Nonetheless, if the person had made an asylum declare, which refers to an attraction to remain within the UK as a refugee, the extradition can’t be completed except the declare is settled.

It isn’t but clear if Vijay Mallya has made an asylum declare, sources within the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) stated.

India needs to carry again the businessman, whose pursuits have ranged from aviation to liquor, over Rs 9,000 crore in loans Kingfisher took out from banks which the authorities argue he had no intention of repaying. Vijay Mallya denies the costs in opposition to him and is at the moment on bail.


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