Business tycoon and politician Vijay Mallya was arrested by the Scotland Yard police in London on April 18. He is being taken to Westminster Court where he will be produced today. Accused of defaulting on loans worth Rs 9,000 crore Vijay Mallya has been arrested under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) .
The arrest is being seen as a step close to his extradition. A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to visit the United Kingdom soon.
However, he was “incapacitated” to travel despite “best intentions” as his passport had been revoked.
Mallya is facing charges of money laundering and faces several arrest warrants. He had been declared a wilful defaulter by some banks in the United Kingdom since March last year.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had during his visit to UK in February said that India was no longer willing to let defaulters escape the law.
Since 1993, India and the UK have an extradition treaty but which only one extradition from the UK to India had taken place ever since then.
Soon after the news broke about Mallya’s arrest, people took to Twitter and left epic reactions.
— Vinoth (@Vinoth_Gold) April 18, 2017
— Garvit Nakra (@NakraGarvit) April 18, 2017
— puja bhagwani (@pujabhagwani) April 18, 2017
#VijayMallya salary of RCB players delayed until further notice….
— Dev (@dev071427) April 18, 2017
#VijayMallya insists he will come to India only on a Kingfisher airlines with the calendar girls as airhostesses
— St. P.Mohan (@CAPMohan) April 18, 2017
Former MP, India, Chairman, The UB Group, Co-owner & Team Principal Sahara Force India Formula 1 #VijayMallya arrested by Scotland Yard
— Mahesh Herambha (@MahiHerambha) April 18, 2017
— D Factor (@dechamo_0) April 18, 2017
post #VijayMallya arrest biggst puzzle going to solve wt is amount of default 9000?12000?7000? Cr
— Rohan Raj (@rohan8raj) April 18, 2017