Joint ED, CBI team in London for extradition of Mallya

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 May 2017 08:55:40


A JOINT team of the ED and CBI is in London to seek extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, sources said on Tuesday.
The five-member team, comprising three officials from Central Bureau of Investigation and two of the Enforcement Directorate, left for London on Monday.

The sources said that the team would push for the extradition of Mallya, who fled to Britain in March 2016 after being pursued for recovery of Rs 8,191 crore he owed to Indian banks by his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

The Government has said that its agencies were making their best efforts to have Mallya face trial in India. Three members of team of CBI and ED led by CBI Additional Director Rakesh Asthana had arrived in London earlier on Tuesday. A other member are expected to join the team on Wednesday, with meetings with CPS scheduled throughout this week.