UK court rejects Mallya’s plea to appeal against extradition

EMBATTLED business tycoon, Vijay Mallya, 63, has been denied permission to appeal against his extradition order to India. 

 A UK High Court judge rejected Mallya’s plea, who is wanted for the legal proceedings in India in relation to alleged defaulting on bank loans amounting to £990.14 million.

A spokesperson for the UK judiciary said: “The application for permission to appeal was refused by Mr Justice William Davis on 05/04/2019.”

“The appellant (Mallya) has five business days to apply for oral consideration. If a renewal application is made, it will be listed before a High Court judge and dealt with at a hearing,” the spokesperson added.   

Mallya now has the option to submit for a ‘renewal’.  

The renewal process will include a brief oral hearing in which Mallya’s lawyers and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on behalf of the Indian government will renew their respective claims for and against an appeal for a judge to determine if it can proceed to a full hearing.        

Earlier, the grounded Kingfisher Airline’s boss had moved the UK High Court after UK home secretary Sajid Javid signed off on a Westminster Magistrates’ Court order for his extradition.