Vijay Mallya: UK High Court quash appeal filed against extradition to India. The UK High Court has dismissed the petition of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya against extraditing India. It is being seen as a major victory of India.
The decision on this matter was made by Justice Stephen Irwin and Justice Elizabeth Laing via email.
64-year-old liquor baron Vijay Mallya, popularly known as Liquor King, had filed a petition against the extradition order in India.
What is the way forward for Mallya now?
Reports have shown that Vijay Mallya can now go to the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict. For this, they have 14 days.
If they do not file an appeal against it in the Supreme Court in 14 days, then they will have to be extradited to India within 28 days.
If Vijay Mallya does not go to the Supreme Court, then the decision to extradite him will be in the hands of Home Minister Preeti Patel. She will sign his extradition orders as did Home Minister Sajid Javed in 2019.
If he goes against his extradition to the Supreme Court, then the decision of the court will have to wait.
What are the allegations on Vijay Mallya
Vijay Mallya left India and moved to Britain on March 2016. They are accused of taking loans from banks for their Kingfisher airline company and went abroad without paying it.
This amount of loan is said to be around 10 thousand crores. Kingfisher airline has been shut down after the collapse.
The Magistrate Court approved the extradition of Mallya in September 2018, after which he moved the High Court.
He is on bail after Scotland Yard issued an extradition warrant against him in April 2017. He had filled the bond of six and a half million pounds for surety.