In a major boost to India’s efforts to bring back the fugitive wanted for alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9000 crore, a UK court on Monday ordered Vijay Mallya’s extradition.
Delivering the verdict, Westminster Magistrates’ Court Chief Magistrate Judge Emma Arbuthnot said that there was no sign of a false case being mounted against him.
The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI expressed hope to bring him back to India soon. CBI Spokesperson said, CBI has its own inherent strengths and it worked hard on the case. It said, the agency was always strong on facts and legally it was confident while pursuing the extradition process.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has welcomed the judgement of UK Court to extradite Vijay Mallya. In a tweet, Mr Jaitley said, it is a great day for India. He said, no one who cheats India will go scot free.
Information and Broadcasting Minister, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that the UK court order of Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India is a major victory in the war on UPA’s scams.
In a tweet, Mr Rathore said, the government’s relentless persistence, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and focus, has resulted in this win for India.