Embattled businessman Vijay Mallya, who has been absconding following a loan default case against him, was on Tuesday arrested by Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant by India. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was informed by British authorities about the arrest.
On February 8, India had given a formal extradition request for Mallya as per the Extradition Treaty between India and the UK through a note verbale.
Asserting that it has a "legitimate" case against Mallya, India had maintained that if an extradition request is honoured, it would show British "sensitivity towards our concerns."
Here is who said what after Vijay Mallya’s arrest:
Finally #VijayMallya got arrested by UK police to deport him to India. Jai Hind!🙏— Pritam Verma (@tigerpritam) April 18, 2017
EXCITED n CURIOUS about stylish businessman loan defaulter VIJAY MALLYA case 😳😂— sandeep messi (@sandeepmessi7) April 18, 2017
#VijayMallya Arrested! Now directors can easily make another crappy biopic.— 🇮🇳INDIAN🇮🇳 (@godhoonbey) April 18, 2017
No good times for Vijay Mallya 😂😂 Now kingfisher can't take off!!! #MallyaArrested— Amar Shinde🚩 (@Amar_Shinde527) April 18, 2017
Vijay Mallya's last used emoticons.— தேள் (@Tweets_CS) April 18, 2017
The man who is always "inside" the bars, will go for the first time "behind" the bars. 😂😂 #VijayMallya— Birju (@cold_monk) April 18, 2017
Vijay Mallya arrested today by UK Police.— Raks (@BhadMeinAa) April 18, 2017
Time for Bank Employees to celebrate & dance like his Cheerleaders 😜
@arunjaitley Arrest of Vijay Mallya is result of your resolve to pursue those who are rich and plundered public money. Congratulation.— Arun Chaudhary (@ArunChaudhary77) April 18, 2017