London: There may be a delay in bringing fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya to India. A British High Commission spokesman in India said on Thursday that Mallya’s appeal against extradition was dismissed last month. After that, it refused to appeal to the UK Supreme Court. However, there is another legal issue that needs to be resolved before he can extradite.
Earlier on Wednesday night, it was said that Mallya could be brought to India at any time. All the formalities of his extradition to Britain have been completed. The British High Commission said that we cannot give you much information about these legal issues, as they are confidential. But, we are trying to resolve these issues as soon as possible.
London High Court rejects Mallya’s appeal On:
14 May, the London High Court dismissed a petition seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court against Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India. After this appeal is dismissed, now he has to be brought to India in 28 days. 20 days have passed and preparations for his extradition have also been completed. Mallya has no legal option left.
Agencies have given details of the Arthur Road Jail to the British court:
In August 2018, during the hearing of Mallya’s case, the British court had asked the investigating agencies to present information about the jail where Mallya was to be kept in India. Then the investigating agencies also showed a video of Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail in a London court. Investigation agencies had said that Mallya would be kept in a high-security barrack in this two-story jail.