Vijay Mallya to initiate legal process against his extradition order

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Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, on Monday, said that he will start the appeal process against UK government’s order to extradite him to India.

Britain’s Home Minister Saajid Javid gave a blow to Mallya, after he ordered to extradite him to India, after which Mallya gave this reaction. Mallya (63) has the permission to appeal in Britain’s High Court from February 4 until 14 days.

Mallya said in a tweet that he will start the appeal process against the order of his extradition. The fugitive trader tweeted, “After the decision was handed down on December 10,2018 by the Westminster Magistrates court, I stated my intention to appeal. I could not initiate the appeal process before a decision by the Home Secretary. Now I will initiate the appeal process.”

The British Home Office said today that the Home Minister has ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya in the charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. It is being seen as a major success of India's efforts to bring Mallya back.

The London-based Westminster Magistrate had said on December 10, 2018 that 63-year-old businessman Mallya will have to answer before Indian courts. Under the extradition treaty procedures, the Chief Magistrate's decision was sent to Home Minister Javid because only the Home Minister was authorized to order Mallya extradition order.

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