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Vijay Mallya, Who Fled India In 2016, Arrested In London By Scotland Yard

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  1. lca-fan

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    Vijay Mallya, Who Fled India In 2016, Arrested In London By Scotland Yard
    Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Updated: Apr 18, 2017 16:52 IST

    Story Highlights
    • Vijay Mallya arrested by Scotland Yard
    • He will be produced in a metropolitan court in London today
    • Business tycoon is accused of defaulting 9,000 crores in loans
    New Delhi: Vijay Mallya, accused of defaulting on loans worth crores, was arrested in London today in what the CBI counted as a major win in attempts to bring the business tycoon to India to face trial. Mr Mallya, 61, is wanted for loan fraud and is also facing charges of money-laundering.

    "Vijay Mallya was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud. He was arrested after attending a central London police station..." Scotland Yard said in a statement.


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    He will be produced in a metropolitan court as the first step in what could be a long legal battle to prove New Delhi's case for extradition.

    India had requested the UK in February to extradite the flamboyant entrepreneur, who left India a year ago amid attempts by a group of banks to recover around Rs 9,000 crore in loans to his collapsed Kingfisher Airlines.


    The arrest comes weeks after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's visit to the UK, where he is believed to have raised that a certain "fugitive" was overstaying in London. British Prime Minister Theresa May had dropped in on a meeting between Mr Jaitley and his UK counterpart when the subject was raised, the Press Trust of India quoted sources as saying.

    Earlier, when New Delhi cancelled Mr Mallya's passport and asked the UK government to deport him, British officials said he could legally stay on in London as he had a UK visa.

    But last month, the UK told India that its request had been certified by the Secretary of State.

    Mr Mallya has been charged with cheating and conspiracy by the CBI that filed a 1,000-page chargesheet against him for defaulting on a 900 crore loan taken from the IDBI bank in 2009. The CBI probe found that 250 crore of this - given to buy aircraft parts - was diverted abroad.

    Amid multiple attempts to extradite him, Mr Mallya was seen at events in the UK linked to his formula one team Sahara Force India.

    In a series of tweets recently, he accused the government of holding him guilty "without a trial".
    http://m.ndtv.com/india-news/vijay-mallya-arrested-by-scotland-yard-in-london-1682826
     
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    He's already been out on Bail. :)
     
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    But now the trial will start in court for his extradition which was not the case earlier.:azn:
     
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    Exactly. But, I won't count my chickens until they have hatched.:biggthumpup:
     
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    @Nirbho Please allow me to view yor profile page. I want to ask some questions related to Bhuddism in messages.
     
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    Still going to be a long process with no assurances of success. The UK has a long history of harbouring the world's criminals and I don't think there is much interest in deporting this scumbag, especially not to India.
     
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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...-fore-again/story-2behZ4em9LsxIDEX8ncYFN.html

    The hearing on December 4 is estimated to last eight days and the judge may make a decision at the conclusion of the hearing, a CPS spokesperson told Hindustan Times.

    Updated: Nov 19, 2017 22:03 IST

    Conditions in Indian jails where inmates allegedly face “torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” is one of the key defence issues in the potential extradition of controversial businessman Vijay Mallya, whose case returns in court on Monday.

    The issue figured in previous unsuccessful cases, most recently on October 16, when the Westminster Magistrates Court, which is also hearing Mallya’s case, ruled against the extradition of Sanjeev Kumar Chawla, wanted in India for his role in cricket match-fixing.

    India has filed an appeal in the high court in the Chawla case with material on conditions in Tihar jail in Delhi, stating that the judge did not take into account documents of the home ministry related to the jail before arriving at the judgement.

    In Mallya’s case (number 1700934281), the Indian government has assured the court through the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that he will not face any threat to life if extradited and lodged in barrack number 12 of the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai. Detailed material has been submitted on conditions in the jail.

    Monday’s hearing at 10 am (UK time) is likely to be the last ‘case management hearing' before the full extradition case opens on December 4.

    “The hearing on 4 December is estimated to last eight days and the judge may make a decision at the conclusion of the hearing”, a CPS spokesperson told Hindustan Times.

    Facing charges in India of financial irregularities amounting to nearly Rs 9,000 crore, Mallya, who arrived here in March 2016, was first arrested and bailed on April 18, and again on October 3, when further money-laundering charges were added to the earlier ones.

    Mallya, who continues to be on bail until the December 4 hearing, has appeared in court during most of the hearings, though he has been exempted by the court from doing so. After his October 3 arrest and bail, an unruffled Mallya told journalists to wait for the final court ruling.

    Prison conditions were also one of four issues in the extradition case of Jatinder Angurala and Asha Rani Angurala, wanted in India for allegations of fraud, but the judge ruled against their extradition on the ground of ‘passage of time’ (the case dated back to 1990).

    In Chawla’s case, a series of reports by human rights organisations on prison conditions and some Indian court rulings figured in the detailed judgement. Evidence by Alan Mitchell, a Scottish expert on jails, on Indian jails was also highlighted.
     
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