The extradition hearing of wanted tycoon Vijay Mallya is scheduled on Tuesday in London’s Westminster court, who is out on bail on a warrant by India after being arrested in April by Scotland Yard.
As per schedule, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will be arguing on behalf of India at the Westminister court. However, a, earlier hearing scheduled for May 17 was postponed to June 13.
Last year, in March, Mallya, whose Kingfisher Airlines owes Rs 9000 crore to Indian banks, had fled the country. he has been living in Britain mostly since then. However, he was arrested on April 18 by Scotland Yard after India made a formal extradition request for him on February 8. But after attending a central London police station for his arrest, he was released on a conditional bail bond worth 650,000 pounds.
Official sources told PTI last month, “Our aim is to build a strong, infallible case and these meetings will help resolve issues across the table. The CPS will be arguing based on documents provided by CBI and ED, therefore a joint team is here to address queries they may have”.
Recently, Mallya was in the news after he attended the matches played by India in the ICC Trophy in England. He even made an appearance at Captain Virat Kohli’s fundraising dinner to raise funds for anti-human trafficking charity Justice and Care.