Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who was released on bail after being arrested by the Scotland Yard in London, on Tuesday called it all an Indian media hype. “Usual Indian media hype. Extradition hearing in Court started today as expected,” he wrote on Twitter.
Vijay Mallya, who has been accused of loan default worth crores, was on Tuesday arrested by the Scotland Yard in London but was later released on bail, reports said.
In February, India had asked the UK to extradite Mallya, who is facing charges of money laundering and default of loan in the country. Several warrants were also issued against him.
Last month, India’s request was certified by the Secretary of State in the UK. Last week, a Delhi court had issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant against the 61-year-old in a case of alleged violation of foreign exchange rules.
A year ago, Mallya left India as a group of banks made attempts to recover around Rs 9,000 crores in loans to his Kingfisher Airlines.
Usual Indian media hype. Extradition hearing in Court started today as expected.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) April 18, 2017