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Britain and India decide to expedite extradition requests

Vijay Mallya is wanted by the Indian authoritires

By: Eastern Eye Staff

In the backdrop of India pressing Britain to extradite Vijay Mallya, the two countries on Tuesday (21) decided to expedite the requests for extradition and mutual legal assistance pending on either side. The external affairs ministry said both sides resolved to strengthen legal cooperation in pursuing the pending requests, without mentioning any specific case. A special court in Mumbai last week had allowed the Enforcement Directorate to invoke the India-UK Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) to bring back liquor baron Mallya to India to face money laundering probe. The issue of Mallya’s extradition is understood to have figured in the…

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