London : The UK Home office has confirmed the receipt of the Westminster magistrates’ Court verdict in favour of Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India.
Vijay Mallya’s extradition
After Chief Magistrate judge Emma Arbuthnot ruled that the “flashy” liquor baron had a “case to answer” in the Indian courts on allegations of fraud and money laundering amounting to nearly Rs 9000 crores, the decision now lies with Home Secretary Sajid javid to formally order the extradition.
Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India reaches UK Home office
Mr javid, the senior-most British-Pakistani minister in the UK Cabinet, has two months to make that decision but the extradition process itself would take longer if the entire process is taken into account.
The UK Home Office said on Tuesday it has received the Westminster Magistrates’ Court verdict for Mr. Mallya’s extradition to India.
Businessman Vijay Mallya’s extradition
“If after considering the case, the Home Secretary thinks extradition should go ahead he had to order the extradition within two months of the date the matter was referred to him,” said a spokesperson for the Crown prosecution Service (CPS), which argued on behalf of the Indian government.
“Whatever that decision, the losing side has up to 14 days within which to approach the High Court and seek leave to appeal,” the spokesperson said.