Vijay Mallya loses appeal in UK Supreme Court, may be extradited to India in 28 days

NEW DELHI: Indian fugitive and former liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday misplaced his appeal in the UK Supreme Court in opposition to his extradition to India, clearing a serious roadblock for the Narendra Modi authorities to convey him again in the subsequent 28 days.

The former parliamentarian, who ran India`s largest spirits firm, United Spirits, and based the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, faces fees of fraud and cash laundering price $1.three billion. He left India in March 2016 below the pretext of private causes.

Mallya has defrauded at the least 17 Indian banks, drawing loans which he allegedly routed to achieve full or partial stake in about 40 corporations overseas.

As per sources in London, now that Mallya`s authorized choices in the UK have exhausted, he may nonetheless try to pull strings in the workplace of UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, who will get to have the ultimate say on his extradition to India.

After dropping an appeal in the London High Court in opposition to an extradition order to India, Mallya had filed an appeal in the UK Supreme Court earlier this month.

Earlier on Thursday, he provided the Central authorities that he’ll repay 100 per cent of his mortgage dues supplied the case in opposition to him was closed. Mallya, nonetheless, mentioned that his repeated gives to repay his dues have been ignored by the Modi authorities.

Interestingly, he congratulated the Indian authorities over the Rs 20 lakh crore financial package deal, which was introduced to revive the financial system that has taken an unprecedented hit due to the extended lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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