In a massive success for Indian investigating agencies, UK Home Secretary on Monday cleared the decks for extradition of the embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya. He will face trial for charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crore.
The order for Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India has been signed by UK Secretary of State Sajid Javid, as per UK government sources, TV news channels reported.
“On 3 February the Secretary of State, having carefully considered all relevant matters, signed the order for Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India,” a UK Home Office spokesperson quoted as saying.
According to media report, the 62-year-old Mallya has 14 days to appeal in the court against the order.