In a major bid to bring back the liquor baron Vijay Mallya, as the external affairs ministry has submitted an extradition request to the British high commission in New Delhi regarding the matter.
Vikas Swarup, the spokesperson of the external affairs ministry has said that the request was received from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and submitted to the High Commission of the UK at their New Delhi offices. He also said that the request is regarding extradition of Mallya to face criminal charges in Indian courts.
Vijay Mallya flew from India during last year when his involvement in the case related to money laundering were highlighted by the CBI. He is currently living at the UK. The former chairmen of UB group, Vijay Mallya owes more than 9,000 crore to 17 Indian banks.
The CBI had already registered a loan default case of Rs 900-crore involving Mallya and IDBI Bank.