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Plans to Bring Vijay Mallya to India by Secret Extradition Proceedings: Center to SC

Lawstreet Journal 6 Oct 2020 11:19pm

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The Supreme Court was informed by the Centre that a “secret” extradition process was in the works to bring runaway businessman and former millionaire Vijay Mallya to India. On Monday, i.e. October 5h, 2020, the Centre also informed the SC that they were unaware of the status of these proceedings and informed the Apex Court that Centre was not a party to these proceedings. 

A Bench comprising of Hon’ble Justices U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan questioned Mallya’s counsel about the “secret” proceedings that would extradite the former business tycoon. However, the counsel for Mallya, Advocate Ankur Saigal, feigned ignorance and said, “I have knowledge that my request against extradition has been rejected”

The Bench further questioned Advocate Saigal about Mallya’s whereabouts and asked him to brief the court on the status of the “secret” proceedings and when Mr. Mallya would appear before the court.

The counsel for the Centre, Advocate Rajat Nair, also informed the court that request for extradition was made on the directions and approval of the Court.

He further elaborated, “Some secret extradition proceedings are going on to which we are not a party. Extradition proceedings have been upheld by the highest court of UK but it has not been happening as of now”.

Earlier, the Top Court while dismissing Mallya’s plea that sought review of the 2017 verdict that held him guilty ordered him to appear before the court on October 5th, 2020. Currently, the former Kingfisher Airlines owner is an accused in a bank loan default case of over INR… Continue Reading...

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