G-20 Summit: PM Modi Asks British PM May For Further Cooperation In Vijay Mallya’s Extradition
G-20 Summit: PM Modi Asks British PM May For Further Cooperation In Vijay Mallya’s ExtraditionPM Modi meets British PM Theresa May on the sidelines of G-20 summit (MEA photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on Saturday urged for greater cooperation for extradition of absconding Indian economic offenders.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted:

The request was in an apparent reference to absconding Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

In a June hearing at London court, in a major setback to India, the court expressed surprise that New Delhi has not provided evidence to Mallya yet, who is battling a slew of cases in India over his default case involving Rs. 9,000 crore worth loans to a clutch of public sector banks.

The 61-year-old liquor baron has been out on bail since his arrest in April in London.

The Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on 6 July heard the extradition case of Mallya and set the next date for 14 September. ANI

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