Mallya case: Internal process on in UK,says India
Ahead of the next hearing in the fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya extradition case on May 17, India said on Thursday that it was in touch with the government in the UK, where an internal legal process is on in the matter. The Indian high commission in the UK is following the case with the British government, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.
An "internal process" is on in the UK in response to India's extradition request, he added.
The 61-year-old liquor baron, wanted in India for defaulting on bank loans, was arrested after he appeared at a central London police station on Monday morning.
Mallya was released on conditional bail a few hours later after providing a bail bond of 650,000 pounds and giving an assurance to the court that he will abide by all conditions associated with extradition proceedings, such as the surrender of his passport and a ban on him possessing any travel document.
The UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will now argue the case on behalf of the Indian authorities.