Over the spectacular victory for India, where the UK Secretary of State, Sajid Javid signed the order to extradite fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has hailed the win.
While acknowledging Modi government for this win, in the same tweet Jaitley while comparing how the Opposition parties are rallying ‘around the Saradha Scamsters’
Modi Government clears one more step to get Mallya extradited while Opposition rallies around the Saradha Scamsters.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) February 4, 2019
It was less than two months back that the Westminster Magistrates’ court had ordered the extradition of Mallya to India, with Chief Magistrate Judge Emma Arbuthnot prima facie finding a case against Mallya for fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.
The order had then gone to the UK Home office for approval.
Mallya has 14 days from today to apply for leave to appeal.
Mallya’s potential return to India would be a crowning achievement following India’s recent successes in extraditing persons connected with various scams. Christian Michel, a middleman in the Agusta Westland scam had been extradited from Dubai in December, and just last week, another Agusta-accused Rajiv Saxena and aviation-lobbyist Deepak Talwar had been deported from the same place after their passports were cancelled.