Vijay Mallya extradition ordered by UK court

Vijay Mallya arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London

The Hush Post| 17:47 pm | one-minute-read

A UK court has ordered the extradition of fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya. Earlier in the day, he had said, “My employees are my first priority. In the last 2 years, we’ve made 2 separate applications to court to use the money deposited in the court to pay employees. The court hasn’t given us a decision. If the court accepts my settlement offer, pay the employees first.”

Mallya was wanted in India for alleged default of loans amounting to Rs 9,000 crore for Kingfisher Airlines. He was being heard in a Britain court that discussed whether he should be extradited to India or not.

Vijay Mallya, 62, will have the option of moving higher a court within 14 days. The extradition order has been ordered by a lower court. The chief magistrate, Westminster court, said in her judgement, ” I am ordering an extradition of Vijay Mallya.”

Mallya left India in 2016 after a consortium of banks got together to start legal proceedings to recover the loans. He has been living in a mansion near London since.

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