Mallya can be extradited after 'confidential legal issue' is addressed in UK: MEA

Anurag Srivastava, Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, in his weekly briefing yesterday said that fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India after the "confidential legal issue" is addressed in the United Kingdom (UK).

Vijay Mallya in London. Photo courtesy: PIB
Vijay Mallya in London. Photo courtesy: PIB

Srivastava said that no exact timeline has been indicated and India is going to "continue to take up this issue with UK authorities".

"We have been told that there's a confidential legal issue which needs addressing, following which Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India. No particular timeline has been indicated to us and we continue to take up this issue with UK authorities," he said.

He further said that Phase 8 of the Vande Bharat Mission has operated 763 international flights from 24 countries, landing in 21 airports across India. The Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus-induced travel restrictions. 

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