Vijay Mallya extradition: UK judge mocks India for delaying evidence in case

Vijay Mallya extradition: According to the media report, Aaron Watkins, who is representing India, admitted that the Crown Prosecution Service required an additional three-four weeks time to receive evidence from India for Mallya's extradition.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2017 7:55 pm
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Efforts to extradite beleaguered business tycoon Vijay Mallya from the United Kingdom received a setback on Tuesday when a UK court said India hasn’t provided evidence for his extradition yet, effectively delaying the process till next year, as per reports in the Times of India. According to the media report, Aaron Watkins, who is representing India, admitted that the Crown Prosecution Service required an additional three-four weeks time to receive evidence from India for Mallya’s extradition. To this, chief magistrate at Westminster magistrates’ court Emma Arbuthnot was quoted by TOI as asking, “Are Indians normally very prompt in their responses? They have taken six months so far and we haven’t got any further forward in the past 6 weeks?”

The report further quoted Arbuthnot as saying, “If there’s still no sign of the evidence, then April 2018 is a possibility for the full hearing,” adding that the court may look at December if they have all evidence. Also Read: Have enough evidence to prove my case, keep dreaming about a billion pounds: Vijay Mallya

Mallya today took a dig at the Indian media on Twitter for its systematic ‘witchhunt’ when he said: “Intense hate campaign by Indian media against me knows no bounds. The GOI has filed a case which is before a U.K. court. Wait for verdict.” Earlier on Tuesday, Mallya, who is wanted for loan defaults amounting to at least Rs 9,000 crore taken from a consortium of 17 banks, claimed he has “enough evidence” to plead his case and taunted authorities, saying, “you can keep dreaming about a billion pounds”. He further added, “I don’t make statements to the media because anything I say is twisted. There is enough evidence, that will speak.”

Vijay Mallya had been involved in numerous cases of financial defaults since 2012, which include a loan default of Rs 9,000 crore lent to his company by a 17-bank consortium. While the banks filed a petition in the apex court to prevent the embattled businessman from leaving the country in March this year, he had already fled to the United Kingdom few days before and has stayed there ever since.

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  1. R
    Jun 16, 2017 at 1:22 am
    The bloody thief shd be flung in kingfisher with all door welded n kept in it and every thing must be sold of his including his family.
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      Sachin Sabbarwal
      Jun 15, 2017 at 1:14 am
      He will be brought to India just before the next general elections :)
      1. K
        Kevin Vincent
        Jun 14, 2017 at 11:50 pm
        All the bas$ ^ds who approved his loans at the banks should be put on trail and jailed. This will at least prevent such a scam from happening again....
        1. R
          Jun 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm
          He ran under the nose of corrupt bureu of India (CBI) and now govt does not want to bring him back meanwhile SBI the biggest lender is punishing Indian citizens by imposing fees and ridiculous charges
          1. A
            Jun 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm
            And we did demonetization ,,,, put people in lines and in frustrating situations ,,, and yet to provide evidence to a guy who stole 9000 crore,, our government dela because they have "beef"
            1. R
              Jun 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm
              Such a shame ! Central government does not want him to be extradited. Its all eye wash
              1. J
                Jaijawan Jaikisan
                Jun 14, 2017 at 6:57 pm
                Indians are always discussion tigers when it comes to extradiction. Even in Ottavio Quattrocchi evidence was not intentionally or incompetently not provided facilitating his release.
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                  Ranjit Patil
                  Jun 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm
                  Targeting Poor and weak and leaving the wild wolfs to fool around with GOI..very good government stratergy
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