Internal process on Vijay Mallya extradition case in the UK, says India
Thursday, India says that it is in touch with UK government in ahead of the next hearing in the escapee liquor baron Vijay Mallya arrest case on May 17.
Gopal Baglay external affairs ministry spokesperson said that Indian high commission in the UK is following the case with the British government.
He added an “internal process” is going in UK in as a response to India’s extradition request.
On Monday the 61-year-old liquor baron was arrested and appeared at central London police station as he wanted in India for defaulting on bank loans.
After the arrest he has released within a few hours on conditional bail after he provided a bail bond of 650,000 pounds and given an assurance to the court that he will stand by all conditions that are associated with extradition proceedings like the surrendering of his passport and a ban on him possessing any travel document.
On behalf behalf of the Indian authorities the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will now argue the case.
British government in the last month had considered and certified India’s request and sent it to a district judge for further action on setting in motion to the process of extradition of Mallya.
The extradition process from the UK involves various steps including a decision by the judge whether to issue a warrant of arrest.
When a person is arrested and brought in front of the court in case of a warrant for preliminary hearing and followed by an extradition hearing before a final decision has taken by the secretary of state.
The wanted person always has a right to appeal in the higher courts against any of the decisions all the way up to Britain’s Supreme Court.
Under the Act of 2003, the British secretary of state will consider only four issues when deciding whether to order a person’s extradition.
They four issues are, first one will be that the person is at risk of the death penalty; second one is that whether special arrangements are in place and third is whether the person concerned and has previous extradited from another country to the UK and the consent of that country to his onward extradition is required; and last one is that whether the person has previously been transferred to the UK by the International Criminal Court.