Wished in a Rs 9000-crore financial institution fraud case, fugitive Vijay Mallya has utilized for ‘one other route’ earlier than the UK Dwelling Secretary Priti Patel in a final ditch effort to delay his extradition to India.
Sources advised India As we speak that the Indian authorities is retaining a detailed eye on the developments and are in steady contact with UK authorities to carry Vijay Mallya again to the nation. Final yr, India had requested the UK to not think about Vijay Mallya’s asylum request if he applies for it.
High officers within the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED are additionally in contact with their UK counterparts to make sure that Mallya’s extradition just isn’t additional delayed.
Vijay Mallya, who has been ordered by the UK courts to be extradited to India, by means of his lawyer advised the Excessive Court docket of London on Friday that he has utilized for ‘one other route’.
Final yr, the UK Excessive Court docket and Supreme Court docket rejected his enchantment difficult the request of Indian authorities for his extradition. Vijay Mallya is on bail within the UK and is going through prices of dishonest and defrauding Indian banks involving his defunct Kingfisher Airways.
India As we speak has learnt that Vijay Mallya might have utilized for asylum within the UK, nonetheless, the UK authorities or Vijay Mallya have neither confirmed nor denied this improvement.
In accordance with a press release by British Excessive Fee spokesperson in June 2020, “there’s a additional authorized situation that wants resolving earlier than Mr Mallya’s extradition could be organized. Below United Kingdom regulation, extradition can’t happen till it’s resolved.”
With out giving particulars of the explanation behind the delay, the spokesperson had additional added, “The difficulty is confidential and we can’t go into any element. We can’t estimate how lengthy this situation will take to resolve. We’re in search of to take care of this as shortly as potential.”
Only a few days after the assertion from UK authorities on potential asylum, Anurag Srivastava, official spokesperson of the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs in a press briefing had mentioned, “Now we have been in contact with UK authorities for his early extradition. Now we have additionally requested the UK aspect to not think about his asylum, if requested by him, as a result of there seems to be no floor for his persecution in India.”
Other than asylum, in keeping with authorized consultants, Mallya additionally has to method the Human Rights Court docket.
Earlier, the London Excessive Court docket had ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya primarily based on the proof offered by the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate within the Rs 9,000 crore financial institution fraud case.