• Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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India applies to extradite Kingfisher tycoon Mallya from UK

Vijay Mallya

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India said on Thursday (9) it had applied to Britain to extradite Vijay Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon was charged with conspiracy and fraud over a loan to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Mallya moved to Britain last March after banks sued to recover about $1.4 billion (£1.12 billion) the Indian authorities say is owed by Kingfisher. He has dismissed the charges against him, saying on January 28 that “not one rupee was misused”. Mallya’s press representative was not immediately available for comment on the Indian extradition request. Earlier attempts by India to get Mallya, the…

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