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Vijay Mallya’s Extradition: A court in London will begin the extradite trial on Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya. Representatives of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation will attend the hearing, which is scheduled to go on for next eight days.

The 61-year old businessman is wanted in India for some criminal cases, including for defaulting on loans worth Rs 9,000 crore from 17 banks. The magistrate said that Mallya was last appeared at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on November 20, restating that the charges levelled against him by the Indian government were baseless and fabricated. And now he is currently out on bail, and his bail conditions will remain in place till the trial begins.

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Vijay Mallya to be Back in London Court as his Extradition Trial Begins

Vijay Mallya to be Back in London Court as his Extradition Trial Begins

Special Director Rakesh Asthana will lead the group, and the team rushed to London today and would remain present during the trial starting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. Vijay Mallya, who had shifted to the UK in March 2016, is wanted to be arrested in India on charges relating to his extinct Kingfisher Airlines defaulting on loans from various Indian banks amounting to Rs. 9,000 crore. India’s Ministry of External Affairs had suggested an extradition request to the London court on February 9 after Vijay Mallya made his self-imposed exile clear.

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The extradition trial to be presided over by Judge Emma Arbuthnot which is listed for hearings until December 14, with December 6 and 8 so far marked as non-sitting days. A judgement in the case is not expected until early next year.

Vijay Mallya to be Back in London Court as his Extradition Trial Begins

Vijay Mallya’s Extradition Trial Begins in London | CBI Team Arrives UK

At Westminster Magistrate court, the Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot will hear the case presented by Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of the Indian authorities, and the defence on which Mr Mallya will hope to prevent efforts to return him to India to face prosecution.

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