Trouble seems to loom large on beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya as the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is in talks with a 5-member government delegation from the United Kingdom to discuss legal options of bringing the former liquor baron back to India.

 

 

The Ministry of External Affairs on February 9 had handed over the extradition request of Vijay Mallya to UK. The United Kingdom (UK) has assured India that it will help Indian in getting back Vijay Mallya.

MEA said, India and UK reviewed the requests for extradition and mutual legal assistance pending on either side. The ministry also said both the sides reiterated their determination to strengthen legal cooperation and expedite the pending requests.

India has an extradition treaty with Britain.

Mallya had left the country on March 2, 2016 and has not returned ever since. He owes various banks around Rs 9,000 crore in India.

First Published | 21 February 2017 6:25 PM
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