Days after British national and middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, Christian Michael, was extradited to India from Dubai, a London court on Monday ruled industrialist Vijay Mallya must be extradited from UK to India.
He would stand trial on charges of committing huge bank frauds.
Stating there was no evidence of the prosecution being politically motivated, a London court on Monday ruled industrialist Vijay Mallya must be extradited from UK to India to stand trial on charges of committing huge bank frauds.
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Westminster Magistrates’ Court Chief Magistrate Judge Emma Arbuthnot said: “There is insufficient evidence for this court to find that he will not be tried by a competent and fair court.”
Judge Arbuthnot also noted any suggestion that the CBI courts in India were too “pliable” and when it came to CBI cases it “is not borne out by reliable evidence”.
Arbuthnot, a senior district judge, said she accepted the Indian government’s contention since Mallya had such a high profile, his trial would be under great scrutiny.