Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London on an extradition warrant by India. He will be produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court later in the day. Vijay Mallya is wanted in connection to financial irregularities case to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.
British authorities have informed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) about the arrest.
The UK had certified said India’s request for Mallya’s extradition, the government said a few weeks ago.
“The UK home department on February 21 conveyed that the request of India for extradition of Mallya has been certified by the secretary of state and sent to the Westminster magistrates’ court for a district judge to consider the issue of releasing of warrant,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said on March 24.