U.K. clears Mallya’s extradition to India

  1. British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed the extradition order for fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya for his extradition to India.
  2. Two years ago, the Indian Government requested the extradition of Vijay Mallya to the British High Commission in India.
  3. Vijay Mallaya is the erstwhile chairman of United Sprits, who has been declared both a ‘proclaimed offender’ and ‘absconder’ under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
  4. He is the first to be declared a ‘fugitive economic offender’ under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.
  5. The US, UAE, UK, Canada, Germany, Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran, Singapore, Australia, Nigeria, Denmark, South Africa and France are among the 47 countries with which India has inked extradition treaties.
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