Liquor baron Vijay Mallya may be flown to India tonight?
Vijay Mallya extradition: Liquor baron might soon be extradited to India from United Kingdom
Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya may finally be extradited to India soon. He will be flown to Mumbai and might be lodged in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail.
As reported by sources to IANS, Vijay Mallya may finally be extradited back to India. The liquor baron may land in Mumbai tonight. He will be accompanied by teams of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED). His medical check-up will be done by a medical team at Mumbai Airport.
The report further added, If Mallya is brought back tonight, he will then spend the night at CBI headquarters in Mumbai. The next day Vijay Mallya will be produced in a court. But if he arrives tomorrow morning, he will be taken to court straight away, where CBI and ED will seek his custody.
Mallya declared a fugitive by India has been based in the UK since March 2016. The owner of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines is wanted in India over charges of fraud and money laundering to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore. He defaulted on repayment of loans taken from several Indian banks.
The Liquor Baron remained on bail on an extradition warrant executed three years ago by Scotland Yard on April 18, 2017. But lost his appeal in the UK top court on May 14 against extradition to India. On May 22, the Centre was in touch with the British government over the extradition of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
An official confirmation from MEA or Government of India is still awaited.