India on Thursday mentioned it’s not a celebration to the “secret authorized matter” in the UK that has held up fugitive businessman and former member of Parliament Vijay Mallya’s extradition to the nation.
Although extradition proceedings towards the liquor baron concluded in Might after the UK excessive court docket rejected Mallya’s plea to method Britain’s Supreme Courtroom towards the transfer to ship him again to India, the “secret” proceedings have delayed his departure.
“We now have been knowledgeable that there’s a secret authorized matter that’s but to be resolved, and that with out its decision, he can’t be extradited,” exterior affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned.
“We aren’t a celebration to this matter and we proceed to be in contact with the UK authorities,” he mentioned, with out giving particulars.
On Monday, the union authorities advised the Supreme Courtroom that Mallya’s extradition had been stalled by the “secret” proceedings within the UK.
“He has exhausted all avenues for enchantment and after that, we’re in fixed contact with the UK authorities so that he’s extradited to India as quickly as attainable,” Srivastava mentioned.
Mallya flew to the UK in March 2016 as a consortium of Indian banks, which claims he owes ₹9,000 crore, closed in on him to get better the cash.