Indian tycoon faces extradition after United Kingdom arrest

Chairman Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya speaks at an event during Civil Aviation Week- Airport & Airline 2007 Expo or AA 07 in New Delhi India. British police said Tuesday

Chairman Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya speaks at an event during Civil Aviation Week- Airport & Airline 2007 Expo or AA 07 in New Delhi India. British police said Tuesday

"He will be out in a few minutes", said a member of Mallya's team at the court, without giving any further details of the bail conditions. "Extradition hearing in court started today as expected", a defiant Mallya tweeted after he was released on a bail bond of Rs 5.4 crore.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India had put up a strong case against Mallya and ED is also preparing strategy to present the case for his extradition under the United Nations convention of prevention of money laundering, of which the UK is also a signatory.

"Success for the extradition plea will depend on how strong the evidence is in the CBI's chargesheet and how well the Indian team pursues the case in British courts", an official said. Surjewala said the government's sincerity of goal would be proved only when Mallya and Modi are brought back to India.

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Mr Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was arrested in London by Scotland Yard on India's request for his extradition in a loan default case. "Will it take our entire lifetime before Mallya is finally brought back", he asked. At the end of hearing both sides, the ruling will issue an advisory to the government on whether Mallya could be extradited or not.

It is hard to hazard a guess about the outcome of the battle because British courts have often employed tough standards to allow extradition requests: perhaps the reason why Mallya tried to play down the dramatic development and accused Indian media of of hyping it up.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that those who have "looted the poor and the middle classes will have to return what they have looted", hours after businessman Vijay Mallya was arrested in London on loan default charges. The judge must decide whether any of the statutory bars in the Act apply in the case, including health and human rights grounds. "There are legal ways to recover the money which is being initiated through auctioning of assets", the expert added. It also states that politically motivated extradition requests where a person is being sought to be brought back to the country for his political affiliations would also be not entertained. "The country should not give room for people to escape in future, especially cheating the government".

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Mallya had fled India on March 2, 2016. The arrest comes weeks after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had indicated that Mallya's extradition would feature in his talks during his visit to the UK.

Why did BJP government take 3 years to make a request for extradition of Mallya only on 9/2/2017 to UK Govt for the first time?

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