UK rejects 2 Indian extradition requests; Vijay Mallya request pending

Kingfisher chairman Vijay Mallya arriving to address a media conference to explain the airline's plans to stay afloat in Mumbai on Tuesday. *** Local Caption *** Kingfisher chairman Vijay Mallya arriving to address a media conference to explain the airline's plans to stay afloat in Mumbai on Tuesday. Express Photo By Dilip[ Kagda.15112011. Mumbai.

LONDON: A British court currently hearing the extradition case of embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has rejected two extradition requests by the Indian authorities in recent weeks.

Judges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London ruled in favour of UK-based alleged bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chawla on October 16 and also discharged a fraud case against a British Indian couple, Jatinder and Asha Rani Angurala, on October 12.

The rulings come just weeks before the extradition case against Mallya, wanted in India on loan defaults to several banks amounting to about Rs 9,000-crore, comes up for its next case management hearing on November 20 to determine the course of the extradition trial scheduled to start on December 4.

 

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