India has asked the United Kingdom to help extradite Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi. During the third Indo-UK Home Affairs dialogue, the officials discussed the individuals involved in fraud. The Indian officials also requested help to locate diamantaire Nirav Modi.
An official present at the meeting said, “We have sought the help of the authorities in the U.K., in extradition of our wanted persons. The process is on and everyone knows because of our proactive action, Vijay Mallya had to go to a court in the U.K.”
The delegation was led by the Indian Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and the U.K., team was headed by Patsy Wilkinson.
The liquor baron Mallya is facing investigation by the CBI and ED and is accused of defrauding Indian banks. The CBI claims a total of Rs. 9,000 crores was swindled by Mallya.
Mr. Mallya left India in 2016 and was arrested in 2017 by the Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant. Mallya was let off on bail and is currently fighting the extradition case in the U.K., Court.
The former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi is wanted for laundering money through match fixing. Nirav Modi is wanted for duping the Punjab National Bank for Rs. 13,000 crores.