Mallya held in UK, out on bail again

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Oct 2017 08:28:47



EMBATTLED liquor baron Vijay Mallya was re-arrested on Tuesday in a money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India before being released on a 650,000 pounds bail by a court here.

The 61-year-old flamboyant businessman, already out on bail on an extradition warrant executed by the Metropolitan Police earlier this year, was released on the same bail conditions as before to appear for his extradition hearing on December 4.
“Vijay Mallya has been arrested on money laundering charges and will be appearing in court today,” a CPS spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Sources in New Delhi said the arrest was pursuant to the extradition request made by the Indian Government based on money laundering charges against Mallya.
The case is being probed by the ED and the central probe agency has already filed a chargesheet against him and others in a Mumbai court.

The CPS will be arguing the case against Mallya on behalf of the Indian Government.
Chief Magistrate Emma Louise Arbuthnot has been hearing Mallya’s extradition case on his previous arrest warrant executed by Scotland Yard in April.