In a big blow to businessman Vijay Mallya, UK High Court on Monday rejected his appeal against extradition to India.
A judge at London’s High Court rejected the plea for permission to appeal against the extradition order, which was passed on April 5 by Justice William Davis.
In February, the UK’s Home Office said the government signed an order to extradite Vijay Mallya to face charges of fraud and money laundering following the judgment handed down by Westminster Magistrates Court Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot in December 2018.
The Indian businessman had filed an application in the High Court, seeking permission to appeal against the extradition.
A spokesperson for the judiciary asserted, “The appellant has five business days to apply for oral consideration. If a renewal application is made, it will be listed before High Court judge and dealt with at a hearing.” Vijay Mallya, wanted in India for alleged fraud case and money laundering amounting to an estimated Rs. 900 crores, is currently on bail on an extradition warrant in United Kingdom.