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India and UK discuss deportation and extradition cases, including Vijay Mallya’s

India and the UK on Tuesday held discussions on various issues pertaining to pending cases relating to deportation and extradition, including the request to extradite embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2017 18:07 IST
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Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya at a launch event for the Kingfisher 2014 calendar in Mumbai. India submitted an extradition request on February 9, 2017, to Britain to send back the embattled tycoon to face trial in a Rs 900-cr loan default case.(AFP)

India and the UK on Tuesday held discussions on various issues pertaining to pending cases relating to deportation and extradition, which include a request to extradite embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

According to officials, joint secretary in-charge of the UK in the external affairs ministry held consular dialogue with his British counterpart, assisted by officials including those from the crown prosecution.

No official details were available yet about the meeting which comes just weeks after India made an extradition request for Mallya, who is under investigated for money laundering charges in a case of alleged default of bank loan worth around Rs 900 crore.

The two sides discussed several pending deportation cases involving Indians from the UK.

In November, India had asked Britain to extradite nearly 60 people wanted by it, including Mallya, for bringing them back to face justice here.

The Indian list of wanted people was handed over to Britain during the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Theresa May in November 2016.

Britain also had handed over to India a list of 17 people whose custody it seeks under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty or against whom Letters Rogatory had been issued.