A probe team under India’s federal investigations agency, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Joint Director A Sai Manohar will present during the court proceedings in the UK on India’s appeal seeking the extradition of erstwhile business tycoon Vijay Mallya.
The UK court is expected to pass its judgement on Monday (10).
Prior to Sai Manohar, CBI’s special director Rakesh Asthana led a CBI team was working on the Mallya’s extradition case in coordination with the British Crown Prosecution since last year.
Following unexpected developments in India which resulted in charges and counter-charges between Asthana and CBI director Alok Kumar Verma, Indian government removed their powers pending an inquiry by the Central Vigilance Commission.
The issues of charge and counter-charges came up before India’s top court, the supreme court which has reserved its ruling on a petition by Verma which challenged the government’s decision to divest him of powers.