India has today handed over extradition request of Vijay Mallya to Britain. The Kingfisher chief left the country last year amidst furore regarding Kingfisher’s bad debts. India had requested for extradition earlier but as there were no formal charges against him, the request was not granted. India had also failed to issue an Interpol Red Corner Notice against him.
Today the ministry of external affairs handed over the request to British High Commission in India. Spokesperson of the ministry Vikas Swarup said, “We have today handed over the request for extradition of Vijay Mallya as received from the CBI to the UK High Commission in New Delhi. We have requested the UK side to extradite him to face trial in India.”