Vijay Mallya’s Extradition Likely To Be Delayed Unless 'Legal Issue’ Is Resolved
"Under UK law, extradition cannot take place until it is resolved. The issue is confidential and we cannot go into details. We cannot estimate how long this issue will take to resolve. We are seeking to deal with this as quickly as possible," the spokesperson added.
Vijay Mallya fled to the UK in March 2016 after failing to pay a loan of Rs 9,000 crore and since then efforts are on to bring him to India. On Wednesday evening, there was a sudden rumour that all the formalities of Vijay Mallya's extradition to India have been completed. He is being brought to India by special plane and will be kept in Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai.
Vijay Mallya last month lost his appeal against extradition, and was refused leave to appeal further to the UK Supreme Court. However, there is a further legal issue that needs resolving before his extradition can be arranged: British High Commission in India spokesperson pic.twitter.com/jnXFGPrXzR— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2020