The Indian government has submitted the requisite “opening note” and paperwork related to Vijay Mallya’s extradition case to the legal team of beleaguered liquor moghul who is now facing extradition. Indian plea to extradite the repeated offender whose Diplomatic Passport has been confiscated after various attempts were taken faced a setback despite his arrest by Scotland Yard where he was released within few hours which created nationwide uproar.
Mallya has been awaiting arrest as soon as he lands in India for an alleged default of Rs.9,000 crores.
“All matters are on track,” official sources confirmed.
“We have completed a review of materials and I am happy to state that we have had excellent cooperation with the Indian authorities in this case.
We are ready and willing to proceed and would invite the court to fix a hearing date at the earliest,” CPS barrister Mark Summers had said.
Chief Magistrate Emma Louise Arbuthnot, presiding at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London at the last hearing in the case on July 6, had set July 31 as the deadline for the Indian side – represented by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) – to provide Mallya’s defence team with a detailed opening note on the case. CM has marked the next date of hearing on September 14.
“We are on the verge of extraditing an individual from India to the UK in the next week or 10 days. The extradition treaty is working just fine and there is no.We have extraditions already successfully completed,” Mehrishi had said during his UK visit last month.
If all goes well, it will lead to UK Authorities to ask Mallya to leave the country within 2 months of passing the order. Only once the extradition has been effective with Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel been extradited.
Indian Govt has been trying its level best to extradite Mallya t the earliest since various cases are pending against him in various courts in India.