Vijay Mallya case: MEA tells SC that extradition is stalled due to secret proceedings against liquor baron in UK – Vijay Malaya case: Government told SC, fugitive businessman getting late due to legal complications in UK

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Vijay Malya contempt case to be heard in SC on March 15 (File photo)

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  • SG said, the Ministry of External Affairs has raised the issue with Britain
  • The UK government said, we are aware of the importance of the Indian government’s case
  • The matter will now be heard in SC on March 15

new Delhi:

Vijay mallya contempt case: in contempt case against Vijay mallya Supreme court In the Supreme Court hearing, the central government has told the court that it is trying its best to extradite the fugitive businessman and the legal complications of Britain are causing delays. Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta said that the UK Government has told the Ministry of External Affairs that they are aware of the importance of the Government of India case. There are legal complications in Britain that are hindering extradition. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has taken up the issue with the UK government. In January 2021, the matter was taken up with the UK Home Secretary, on behalf of the central government, we are doing our best. The situation remains the same. The matter has been repeatedly raised at the highest level from the political executive level to the administrative level. Is going. After this, the Supreme Court has deferred hearing of the case. Now the hearing will be held on 15 March.

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Significantly, the Supreme Court is hearing a contempt case against fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya.
The Central Government has told the Supreme Court that the extradition of the fugitive liquor businessman has been ordered by the Supreme Court of Britain, but it is not being implemented. Some confidential proceedings are going on in this case in Britain, whose information has not been given to India either. This was revealed during the hearing of contempt case against Mallya (Vijay mallya) in the Supreme Court on Monday.

In fact, the Supreme Court asked Mallya’s lawyer in a case involving contempt of court, when can Mallya appear in this case and where is the extradition proceedings in London reached. The court also wanted to know what is happening in the case and what is the hindrance in extradition. On this, the court was told by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Supreme Court of Britain had ordered extradition, but it is not being implemented. Some “secret” action is being taken, about which the Government of India has not been made aware. The Government of India has neither been given any information nor has it been made a party. Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed Mallya to appear in person before 2 pm on 5 October. The apex court had directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide facilities to ensure Mallya’s appearance in the court in October. The SC issued the order dismissing the petition filed for reconsideration of Mallya’s 2017 conviction in contempt case.

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In its contempt order, the bench said that on February 25, 2016, Mallya’s account had received $ 40 million as a part of the payment of seven and a half million dollars. He transferred this amount to another place within a few days on 26 February and 29 February 2016. Despite repeated orders by the court, Mallya did not clearly disclose his assets. Neither had given any information about coming to the 40 million dollar account and then getting out of it. Mallya contended that as per the apex court’s instructions, he had to disclose his assets as on 31 March 2016 and thus no directive of the court was violated.

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