Delay in Vijay Mallya extradition
The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it was making all efforts to extradite fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, accused in a bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, from the UK but the process was being delayed because of some legal issues involved in the matter.
A bench of Justices U. U. Lalit and Ashok Bhushan posted the matter for further hearing on March 15, after solicitor general Tushar Mehta sought some time to file report on the status of extradition of Mallya.
The solicitor general stated that the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has raised the issue of extradition with the UK government and the Centre is making all serious efforts to extradite Mallya.
He said that government was trying its best but the status remained the same and from the political executive level to administrative level the matter is being looked into repeatedly.