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Last Updated : Dec 04, 2017 01:19 PM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

Vijay Mallya's extradition trial begins in UK today, CBI to attend

India's case to bring back the 61-year old businessman will be represented through the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) of the British government.

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, out on a 650,000-pound bail bond following his arrest by Scotland Yard over fraud and money laundering charges earlier this year, will return to Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Monday as his extradition trial begins.

India's case to bring back the 61-year old businessman will be represented through the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) of the British government.

PTI quoted CBI sources as saying that a team led by Special Director Rakesh Asthana left for London on Sunday and would remain present during the trial.

Mallya, who had shifted to the UK in March 2016, is wanted in India on charges relating to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines defaulting on loans from various Indian banks amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.

The former Rajya Sabha member had told PTI during his numerous court appearances in London over the last few months that he had "done nothing wrong" and described the allegations against him as "fabricated".

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First Published on Dec 4, 2017 08:35 am
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